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George Blythe JONES

Regimental number884
Place of birthCharters Towers Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMildura Hill, Norseman, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs H B Jones, Mildura Hill, Norseman, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4578
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919

Military Medal

'At Hooge on the night of 24th/25th September 1917 Driver G.B. Jones displayed conspicuous bravery and coolness. this Driver worked under heavy shell fire with a team of horses carting stores to a forward dump. Two shells bursting simultaneously killed the N.C.O. in charge of wagons, the two drivers and 4 horses of the wagon next to him; killed his own off horse and wounded the wheel driver of his team. He quietened the remaining three horses, helped his wounded comrade to dismount, and then went to see if he could assist the first team. Finally he got the three horses and haness of his own team safely away. His courage and devotion to duty deserves special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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