Robert James Thomas Digby-Jones was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Boer War in 1900.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 27462, Page: 5085 reads:
“Lieutenant R. J. T. Digby Jones, Royal Engineers, and No. 459 Trooper H. Albrecht, Imperial Light Horse, Would have been recommended for the Victoria Cross had they survived, on account of their having during the attack on Waggon Hill (Ladysmith) of 6th January, 1900, displayed conspicuous bravery, and gallant conduct in leading the force which re-occupied the top of the hill at a critical moment just as the three foremost attacking Boers reached it, the leader being shot by Lieutenant Jones, and the two others by Trooper Albrecht.“
He is buried in Ladysmith Cemetery in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
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