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Edward F JONES

Regimental number5726
Place of birthSurry Hills New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer's assist
Address48 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr D Jones, 48 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 June 1916
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde Ridge on 4 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 15 October 1917

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty at BROODSEINDE RIDGE East of YPRES ON 4TH OCTOBER, 1917. PTE. JONES was a Company Stretcher Bearer. During the assembly prior to the attack in spite of great personal danger he dressed and carried to safety numerous wounded. When the Company had consolidated he continued to attend to wounded in the open under heavy shell fire. His excellent work and devotion to duty were the means of saving many lives and had the greatest effect on the morale of the troops with whom he associated.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Meda

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