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PostSubject: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:12 am

For those interested My Mother the Granddaughter of Robert Jones V.C Died on Friday 1st November 2013. She passed away after a painfull medical condition but peacfully. She outlived my father , her husband of 57 years by only 16 weeks .
She managed to see her grandfathers Victoria Cross When It was loaned to the museum in Brecon some years ago by Lord Ashcroft to whom I am grateful. It had always been an ambition of hers .
Thank you for allowing this posting .
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Thank you Phil, thats so poignant, 16 weeks, 57 years, so much love.
thank you for sharing that. Robert was a top man. xhosa2000
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PostSubject: Passing of Robert Jones VC's Grandaughter    Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:20 am

My sympathies to Phil and other family members .
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PostSubject: Re: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:30 pm

My sympathies to the family also.
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PostSubject: Re: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:54 pm

Les. Who's Phil Question 
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PostSubject: Re: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:10 pm

He posted on rdvc yesterday. he is
a grieving son whose maternal great
grandfather Robert won his vc at R.D.

i thought that as a first time poster
he showed great fortitude in allowing
the AZW community a chance to pass
on their condolences regarding his
great loss. the circumstances of which
i found very moving. Les
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PostSubject: Re: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:13 pm

Is he ok about posting the message on this forum? Or did he send it to you to post on his behalf!


Just incase http://www.rorkesdriftvc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2614
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PostSubject: Re: passing of Robert Jones vc's Granddaughter.   Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:23 am

No! phil did not know,to my knowledge.
i wanted to recognize his loss, and express
my condolences.welcome phil,when or if you
would like to share any family experiences,
i would be very interested. warm regard's
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