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William Arthur Alfred JONES

Regimental number144
Place of birthDunedin New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressArtillery Barracks, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs B E Jones, c/o H Phipps, 584 Botany Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameSiege Artillery Brigade
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Refers 7 June 1917.
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Although wounded early in the day he remained at duty and assisted to lay a telephone line, remaining at a relay post in a shell hole for nine and a half hours. Although a second time wounded he displayed great courage and disregard of danger in bringing back important messages from the infantry Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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