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Harold Wilton JONES

Regimental number20958
Place of birthIpswich Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressCorinda, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W H Jones, Corinda, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date25 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 34th Battery
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Trench Mortar Battery
FateDischarged 6 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was No. 1 on a gun during the operations in connection with the 10th Infantry Brigade Raid on enemy trenches on the night of 26th/27th February, 1917. During the bombarding on this night, the Trench Mortars were subjected to a very heavy retaliation. Sergeant JONES was blown over by a shell, and wounded in the thigh, but he continued to shoot his gun and complete the task allotted to him. He was then passed through the Dressing Station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Date of death3 March 1978

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