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Ernest James JONES

Regimental number755
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway surveyor
AddressNewbridge Hotel, Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Jones, Newbridge Hotel, Toorak Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While coopeating with artillery, he was attacked by three triplanes. He was wounded and the controls of his machine damaged. He out manoeuvred the enemy, reported his observation to his battery by wireless, and returned to his aerodrome. On landing, owing to the damage to his machine, he crashed, but, although much weakened, by loss of blood, extricated his observer from the wrickage. On another occasion, while on photography, he was attacked by six triplanes. one of these his observer shot down out of control, while the remainder were forced to withdraw. He then continued his work. At all times he has set a very fine example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, DFC,1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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