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Allan Murray JONES

Date of birth25 February 1895
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPharmacist
AddressChipstow, Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J A Jones, Chipstow, Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria
Previous military service46th Infantry
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Squadron, A Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: FLY
Promotion date: 5 January 1916

Captain


Unit: FLY Sqn 67
Promotion date: 23 December 1916

Major


Unit: FLY Sqn Commander 2
Promotion date: 22 May 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Medals

DFC and Bar

'By his keeness and enthusiasm Major Jones has inspired his squadron with a fine spirit of emulation and raised it to a high standard of efficiency. On 10th November he led his whole squadron on a low bombing raid against an enemy railway station. Descending to 100 feet he remained at this low altitude till all his machines had completed the attack, though subjected to very heavy fire from machine guns. Owing to the steady deliberation of the attack, very serious damage was inflicted on the trains and rolling-stock.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when carrying out a raid on a hostile aerodrome. He descended to a height of 200 feet under very heavy fire, and destroyed two hangars. On another occasion he flew for a total of 9 hours and 20 minutes in search of two officers who were lost.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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