Captain Arvian D Llewellyn-Jones

  • Mentioned in Despatches medal

Arvian D Llewellyn-Jones was born at Ffestiniog, Caernarvonshire, on the 9 April 1917, and was granted an emergency commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery on the 20 September 1941. He was made a War Substantive Lieutenant on the 6 August 1942, and, posted to the 1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery on the 10 January 1943, was promoted to Temporary Captain on the 8 December 1943.

In North Africa he was the Troop Commander for ‘C’ Troop, which was not used in the airborne operation on Sicily in July 1943, but he did take part in Operation ‘Slapstick’, the naval landings at the Italian port of Taranto on the 14 September 1943. It was at this time he was promoted and took over as Battery Captain ‘O’, and he left ‘C’ Troop.

At Arnhem in September 1944, he served with Headquarters as the Battery Captain ‘O’, and was recommended for the Military Cross, but was Mentioned in Despatches instead. This was announced in the London Gazette on the 20 September 1945, exactly one year to the day after he was taken prisoner.

Arvian David Llewellyn-Jones died in Worthing, West Sussex in September 2001.

Created with information kindly supplied by R Hilton.

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