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Edward William JONES

Regimental number2469
Place of birthStanley Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMt Balfour, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Harris, Mount Balfour, Tasmania
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 17 December 1916

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations near GUEUDECOURT from 15th November, 1916, to 6th December, 1916, these N.C.O.s and men did most excellent work as members of the Divisional Pack Transport Troops. They are selected from the 256 N.C.O.s and Drivers as having set a fine example to the remainder by their coolness under fire, determination, and resource. They never failed in getting the mules up to Battalion Headquarters although they came constantly under shell fire, during which a number of mules were killed. Their work was done at night under the most difficult conditions, and they were instrumental in saving a number of valuable animals from drowning when bogged in shell holes in the portion of their journey beyond Brigade Headquarters, which was under constant shell fire. '
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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