Colonel Lestock Boileau Jones 836
- Born: 1826, Cheshire
- Christened: 24 May 1826, St. John the Baptist, Chester 231
- Marriage: Sara Matilda Evans in 1862 in Pembroke, Wales 13
- Died: 5 May 1879, 8 Belsize Avenue, Haverstock Hill, London aged 53 13
A coach builder (1841).
From The Times, 10 May 1879
Colonel Lestock Boileau Jones, C.I.E., commandant of the 3d Punjab Cavalry, whose death occured in London on the 5th inst., was an Indian officer of much distinction, whose loss will be severely felt on the North-West Frontier. Entering the 56th Bengal Native Infantry in 1842, Colonel Jones was present at the Battle of Maharajpore on the 3d of December, 1843, when his coolness attracted the attention of his colonel, who, on the vacancy arising, gave him the adjutancy of his corps. He served with it throughout the Punjab war of 1848-49, at the actions of Ramnugger, Sadoolapore, and Chillianwallah, where he was twice severely wounded in a gallant defence of the colours. On the formation of the Punjab Irregular Force in 1849 Lieutenant Jones was appointed second in command of the 3d Punjab Cavalry, in recognition of his brilliant conduct at Chillianwallah, and was with the corps at Punjpao and Sittana. During the mutiny he commanded the 1st Sikh Irregular Cavalry in many engagements with the rebels, was severely wounded and his charger killed at the battle of Gonda, where he personally re-captured the colours of the mutinous 53d Native Infantry. Reverting to his old regiment at the expiration of the war Colonel Jones had the good fortune to command it in the Mahsud Vaziri Expedition in 1860. In 1868 he commanded a force of all arms in action against the Bazoits. For these services Colonel Jones was repeatedly mentioned in despatches, recieved a brevet majority, and was in possession of the Maharajpore medal and clasp for the Mutiny, and medal and clasp for services on the North-West Frontier. He was nominated a Companion of the Indian Empire on the 1st of January last.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1841 in Seller Street, Chester.
2. Resided: 5 May 1879, 8 Belsize Avenue, Haverstock Hill, London. 13
3. He had an estate probated on 22 May 1879 in Principal Registry. 13
Lestock married Sara Matilda Evans in 1862 in Pembroke, Wales.13 (Sara Matilda Evans died on 13 May 1927 in Tenby, Pembrokeshire 13.)