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George Prince JONES

Regimental number2638
Place of birthNorthcote Victoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressRichmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W F Jones, 6 Appleton Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 January 1919

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty whilst acting as C.Q.M.S. during the operations 30th August to 50th September 1918. On the night 31st August - 1st September 1918 his ration limber was hit by a shell, though suffering from severe concussion and being run over by a limber he exhibited the greatest coolness and resource in extracting the ration party and completing the journey. This N.C.O.'s gallant and assiduous work made possible the distribution of rations to his company under very trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

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

Date of death26 October 1947
Place of burialCheltenham Memorial Park Cemetery

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