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Alfred JONES

Regimental number2333
Place of birthThargomindah Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGoombungee, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mr Thomas C Jones, Island Plain via Oakey, Queensland
Enlistment date1 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 11-12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night 11th/12th August, 1918, during operations on the SOMME, near PROYART, this man, although wounded early in the operation refused to be evacuated and persisted in carrying the Lewis gun to the final objective where he thought he could make good use of it, but had to be carried out owing to exhaustion through loss of blood. By his action he displayed to his comrades a splendid sense of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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