• Short Summary

    Item about soldier Thomas Alfred Jones who won the Victoria Cross.

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    Thomas Alfred Jones V.C. Location of events unknown - possibly Chester.

    Parades. British Army soldiers marching down street - wearing overcoats - & a few men in civilian clothing march along w/ troops, flags on wall in BG & Welcome banner. Pan rt. looking up street. Hero soldier Thomas Alfred Jones; winner of Victoria Cross medal; w/ Mayor John Meadows Frost (?); shaking hands. Navy (?) marching band approaching. Military.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2346.13
    Media URN:
    75272
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:40:00 / 01:30:01:00
    Canister:
    ON 226 E

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The man seen here is Thomas Alfred Jones. A picture of him is attached here for comparison....

    www.britain-at-war.com/v
    iew_news.asp?ID=3848

    Details of his Victoria Cross winning actions are here....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom
    as_Alfred_Jones

    A Civic Reception was held in Jones' honour at Chester - this looks like it may well be film of that event. The mayor of Chester at this time was John Meadows Frost - the attached picture of him appears to be the man in the clip.....

    www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintin
    gs/paintings/sir-john-meadows-fro
    st-18561935-mayor-of-cheste
    r-19131918-103196

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much!

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