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Frank William JONES

Regimental number1953
Place of birthForbes New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAramac, Louisiana Road, Warnervale via Wyong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Jones, Louisiana Road, Warnervale via Wyong, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 15 April 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 14 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For fine courage and devotion to duty during the attack near Estrees, north of St. Quentin, on the 3 October 1918. Soon after the jump off his platoon commander was wounded. He took charge of his platoon, and led them under heavy machine gun fire through the unbroken wire. Comming upon a machine gun, he attacked it single handed and captured it with its crew. He then reorganized his platoon in the objective, and personally superintended the consolidation of the position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 20
Date: 19 February 1920

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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