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Percy Clyde JONES

Regimental number3065
Place of birthGoulburn New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressWarwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E.K. Jones, Faithful Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At GHORANIYEN BRIDGE HEAD on left bank of JORDAN RIVER on 11th April, 1918, he was detailed to assist Medical Orderlies who were unable to cope with the number of wounded. He displayed conspicuous gallantry in repeatedly re-crossing the fire swept zone between the firing line and dressing station, carrying stretcher cases in each instance, a distance of 500 yards. Much of this distance was under considerable machine gun and rifle fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Middle East

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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