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Frederick JONES

Regimental number1669
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address23 Palmer Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Jones, 23 Palmer Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night of 24th/25th April 1918 during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy positions South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, these men [JONES, 2742 W.T. McQUADE, 3024 C.W. LUCAS] who were Company Runners, repeatedly under very heavy machine gun and shell fire, carried important messages from Companies to Battalion Headquarters, and also did splendid work in keeping touch with units on the flanks. It was largely due to the untiring energy and devotion to duty of these men that Battalion Headquarters was kept informed of the various situations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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