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William JONES

Regimental number2038
Place of birthAyre Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinStep-Sister, Miss Agnes MacQuade, c/o H Riley, North Ipswich, Queensland
Enlistment date23 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 16 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On October 22nd 1917 when ammunition was urgently required by his Battery at TOKIO (East of YPRES) Driver W. JONES, who was engaged packing same, repeatedly went through the heavy hostile barrage and undeterred by the heavy fire and his horses being constantly bogged, stuck to his work until all his ammunition was delivered to the guns. The above gallant conduct is but characteristic of his sterling service throughout the whole of the operations from 10th September to October 25th 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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