Donald Shaw JONES

Regimental number2680
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
Place of birthRiverina, New South Wales
AddressCondoloupe, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, George William Jones, Condoloupe, Victoria
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "3 March 1917

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 July 1918"

FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George William and Margaret Ann JONES, Condoulpe, Swan Hill, Victoria

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on enemy trenches near DERNANCOURT, South West of ALBERT, on the night of June 30th/July 1st 1918. Private JONES was detailed to search for enemy machine guns, and was first into the enemy trench. He bombed his way along the whole length of the trench and also moved to a position in the rear of it in the effort to locate the machine guns. He afterwards volunteered to lead a party into No Man's Land in search of a missing man, and remained out during the enemy's retaliating shoot.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 30577 Pte Thomas Connor JONES, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 5 April 1918; 30590 Driver Hugh Shaw JONES, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 22 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal