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Lloyd Henry Jones

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Henry Jones

June 6, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/69266

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

118 Sqdn. (RAF)

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 85 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 104.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometers by road west of London.

The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:

IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE

In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of LLOYD HENRY JONES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of LLOYD HENRY JONES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping from the Globe & Mail for 9 June 1942.
  • Photo of Lloyd Henry Jones– Photo of Lloyd Jones in uniform, taken in North Bay.
  • Memoir– A memoir of Lloyd Jones written by in 2006 by Colin Thacker, younger brother of Lloyd's close friend Doug:  "When the War broke out, Lloyd was very eager to join the R.C.A.F. as a pilot.  He went to Toronto to enlist, but was turned down because of low blood pressure.  He came home and started a running regime.  Doug would drive Lloyd's Model A Ford at a very slow speed and Lloyd would run behind.  They went out early each morning, around 6:00 a.m. when there was no traffic and the streets were deserted.  They did this regularly for weeks, gradually extending the distance.  When Lloyd became exhausted, he would jump into the car and Doug would drive him home.  The second time Lloyd went back to enlist he was accepted."  His friend Doug Thacker also enlisted; he died in 1979.
  • Photo of Lloyd Jones– Photo of Lloyd Jones (in hat) with his best friend Doug Thacker.
  • Photo of Lloyd Henry Jones– Lloyd Jones, photo taken in North Bay by his friend Doug Thacker.
  • Photo of Lloyd Henry Jones– Photo taken in North Bay by his friend Doug Thacker.

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