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Llewellyn Rowland JONES

Regimental number141
Place of birthEssendon Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBushman
Address16 Shaftesbury Street, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs S E Jones, 16 Shaftesbury Street, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Salome Elizabeth JONES, 16 Shaftesbury Street, Essendon, Victoria. Native of Preston, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery on the occasion of a raid against the Bois-de-Vaire on 15th June 1918. This N.C.O. in charge of a small party had completed the mopping up of two posts when he was fired on by an enemy post of 7 men with a Machine Gun. Immediately switching 3 men across, he opened rapid fire and then rushed the post, bayoneting 3 men and capturing the gun. The remainder were shot running away. By his prompt action and initiative he saved heavy casualties being inflicted on the main party. He was conspicuous throughout for his cool qualities of leadership combined with complete disregard for his own personal safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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