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Walter JONES

Regimental number6332
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShearer
AddressBonnavanna Station near Cunnamulla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFriend, S Maule, Bonnavanna Station near Cunnamulla, Queensland
Enlistment date27 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "14 August 1918

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 8 September 1918"

FateDischarged 27 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary Ellen JONES
Medals

Military Medal

'In the advance on 9th August 1918 near RAINECOURT, east of AMIENS, he was No. 1 of a Lewis gun. He took his gun forward in advance of the final objective under heavy machine gun and artillery fire and engaged enemy machine guns which were causing many casualties to his platoon. He showed absolute disregard of danger and set a splendid example. He succeeded in reducing the fire of the guns opposite his front to a great extent. Finally a shell landed alongside him and wounded him severely. He refused to leave until he had handed over his gun, seen it was still in action and pointed out his targets to his successor.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 October 1921
Age at death28
Place of burialIpswich Cemetery, Queensland

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