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Harry JONES

Regimental number1852
Place of birthNyngan New South Wales
OccupationLabourer
AddressTongah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Jones, Tongah, New South Wales
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1852A
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the 25th October 1917 during the advance of the Batteries from BIRR CROSS ROADS to BELLEWARDE, Driver H. JONES who was in charge of the leading gun team, by his courage and devotion to duty succeeded in getting his gun into position under very heavy shell fire and across almost impassable ground. His sterling work under heavy fire and very adverse conditions not only permitted his gun to get into action and be registered at a very critical time, but also set a splendid example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

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

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