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Edward Ernest JONES

Regimental number575
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
AddressMt Cole Creek, near Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Edward John Jones, Mt Cole Creek, near Ararat, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 26 August 1918

Lieutenant


Unit: 8th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 December 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Great skill and coolness in controlling men, showing personal courage and initiative. (East of Ypres 20 September 1917)'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work near Rosieres on 9 August 1918 and at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and resource while commanding two platoons which had lost their officers near Rozieres, 9 August, 1918. He personally gained touch with the unit of the flank. On the way he encountered a post of the enemy, which he boldly rushed, capturing the garrison.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Military Medal

'During the attack on CARLISLE FARM east of YPRES, on September 20th this N.C.O. showed great skill and coolness in controling his men. He kept his men in position covering the strong post, while he himself went forward and captured the garrison. His work all through was exceptionally good.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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