On Sunday, 29th July 2007 in southern Afghanistan Michael Jones, 26, was killed in action whilst assaulting a formidable Taliban position.
Michael Jones was a Lance corporal serving with the Royal Marines.
Raised in Newbald, Yorkshire, he was born on 2 February 1981 and joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
His Commanding Officer said:
"Michael was a truly exceptional Junior Non-Commissioned Officer, the best at his level, who unflinchingly stood, time after time, shoulder to shoulder with his friends in the very worst of conditions. It will be impossible to replace Michael. He will be remembered as a genuine and loyal friend whose selfless bravery whilst assaulting a formidable Taliban position is an example to us all."