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James JONES

Regimental number3378
Place of birthPerth Western Australia
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCarpenter
Address135 Parry Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Jones, 135 Parry Street, Western Australia
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Crossed through)


Recommendation date: "21 August 1916

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 28 August 1916

Bar to Military Medal


Recommendation date: 23 June 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th August, 1916, Sapper JONES assisted Sergeant SHARP in keeping forward communication from CHALK PIT. During the above period he showed great devotion to duty. Was always keen for duty, and on several occasions he went out and mended telephone wires under terrific fire. Military Medal awarded 28th August, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

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

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