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Walter JONES

Regimental number2718
Place of birthMuttaburra Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Jones, Warburton Street, North Ward, Townsville, Queensland
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Splendid work and devotion to duty as stretcher-bearer. (Bullecourt 6-7 May 1917)'
Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Military Medal (awarded as Bar to Military Medal)

'Marked courage as stretcher-bearer in carrying out rescue work under heavy fire (Hooge 6 October 1917).'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919

Military Medal

'At HOOGE, FRANCE, on 20th September, 1917, during the advance on GLENCORSE WOOD Pte. JONES carried out the duties of Stretcher Bearer. Under intense artillery fire he displayed marked courage in tending men who were wounded. He was largely instrumental in the speedy evacuation of wounded from the battle field. He set a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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