Captain Conwyn Mansel-Jones

West Yorkshire Regiment

27th February 1900
Conwyn Mansel-Jones VC

    On February 27, 1900, at the attack on Terrace Hill, north of the Tugela, Natal, a terrific shell and rifle fire was directed on the companies of the West Yorkshire Regiment, which for the moment checked their advance. Captain Mansel-Jones, by his courageous initiative, gave confidence to his men, and, although he fell severely wounded, the companies took the ridge without any further check. It was " this officer's self-sacrificing devotion to duty at a critical moment " which prevented the whole attack being possibly checked.

Born in 1871, Captain Mansel-Jones entered the Army in 1890, becoming Captain in 1899. Served in the Ashanti Campaign of 1895-6.

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