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Alfred William JONES

Regimental number3317
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocer
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Jones, Gladstone Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry at DERNANCOURT South West of ALBERT on 5th April 1918. He did splendid work as a Linesman assisting throughout the day in effecting numerous repairs to the line. He displayed great courage and fearlessly carried out his duties under very heavy shell and Machine Gun fire. His actions under the most trying circumstances were most inspiring to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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