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Frank Russell JONES

Regimental number4063
Place of birthFortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachine expert
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinBrother, Herbert Charles Jones, McIntyre Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name25th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: "24 September 1917

Mention in Corps Routine Orders

Recommendation date: 14 October 1917"

FateDied of wounds 10 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde Ridge, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death22
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row D< Grave No. 11), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Thomas and Annie JONES. Native of Brisbane, Queensland

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a nest of "Pill-boxes" had caused a gap in the line, he re-organized the leading platoon, and succeeded in rushing and capturing them. Though afterwards buried and badly shaken by a shell, he carried on with his duties, rendering great assistance in getting the company reorganized on the objective and consolidating the position. His coolness and courage throughout were most inspiring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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