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Frederick Thomas Stanley JONES

Regimental number5442
Place of birthAberdare South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressBrighton Belmore Road, Coogee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, John Morgan Jones, 23 Cardiff Street, Aberdare, South Wales
Enlistment date29 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Rainecourt on 9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 14 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'These Battalion runners [1991 A. Robertson, 2529 E.A. Polkinghorne, 1331 J.B. Skelton, and Jones] were several times on the evening of 9th August 1918 during the advance towards RAINECOURT, east of AMIENS, sent with messages to the Companies. They had to travel through a heavy machine gun and artillery barrage and locate the Companies at a time when the position had not been clearly defined. They showed not the slightest hesitation and by their courage and reliability rendered valuable service to the Battalion.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death3 August 1946
Place of burialBotany Cemetery

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