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Keith John JONES

Regimental number1334
Date of birth--/01/1897
Place of birthGingin, Western Australia
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressGingin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinHerman Samuel Jones, Gingin, Western Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section C
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A31 Ajana on 30 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 6 October 1917


Unit: 5th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 6 January 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Military Cross

'He was acting as forward observation officer, on 8th October, 1918, in front of Montbrehain, when an extremely heavy barrage opened on the position. At one time he was blown up by an 8 inch shell and covered with earth. Later, he came across a captured 4.2 inch howitzer, which he, together with his party and another officer, turned on the enemy, and by direct laying at 800 and 1,000 yards range, succeeded in driving them off and inflicting many casualties. this was done under fire from hostile 77's and machine guns. Throughout the operation he set a fine example to his party.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World war II.

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