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    Leo Jones' (WS 1906-10) Medals

    The newly-published book Public Schools and the Great War by Anthony Seldon and David Walsh, to which Warwick School contributed, shows that 410 Old Warwickians fought in the First World War.  The school achieved national publicity when it was calculated that, on the basis of the number of pupils at the school in 1914, it suffered the second highest percentage casualty rate (21.5%) of any public school.

    These medals belonged to Second Lieutenant Leo Jones, a pupil at Warwick School from 1906 to 1910, whose brother Roy was killed in 1918, and whose diaries were found in the school archives a few years ago.  Leo survived the First World War, and, indeed, served in the Second World War, as the two medals on the right (the Defence Medal and the War Medal, 1939–45) show.  Leo Jones served as OWA chairman from 1961 to 1962.

    1. OB98 Medals awarded to 2nd Lieut L Jones - compressed