Jones, Charles L.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles L. Jones, CD

Lieutenant Colonel Charles L. Jones, CD was born  17 September 1921 in Ontario, son of George James Lyndon Jones and Elsie Hill Gowdy.

He died 30 July 1981.

Service Record:

  • July 1940 – Joined 2nd Reserve Battalion QOR as a rifleman
  • 1942 – Posted to 3rd Battalion
  • Sep 1942 – Commissioned and took officer training at Gordonhead, BC
  • Sep 1943 – Went overseas as reinforcement officer
  • 12 June 1944 – Joined Highland Light Infantry on the beach head in Normandy as a reinforcement officer
  • Posted to 1st Bn QOR at Battle of Bourguebus Bridge
  • Aug 1944 – Wounded
  • Oct 1944 – Wounded at Oostberg, The Netherlands and invalided back to UK
  • Apr 1945 – Invalided home to Canada and discharged from active army
  • 1952 – Re-joined QOR militia as Lieutenant
  • 1953 – Promoted Captain
  • 1955 – Promoted Major
  • 1958 – Qualified Militia Staff Course
  • 15 Dec 1965 – Appointed Commanding Officer and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 10 Oct 1967 – Relinquished command and retired

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