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Maurice Owen JONES

Regimental number46
Place of birthBristol, England
ReligionCongregational
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, S.E.Jones, Parkstone, Dorset, England
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll313
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th July 1918 near BUIRE-SUR-ANCRE and TREUX, South West of ALBERT, Sergeant JONES displayed conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while in charge of all the Field Ambulance stretcher-bearers evacuating the wounded from 15th Australian Infantry Brigade. He showed absolute disregard for personal safety in moving from post to post under extremely heavy shelling in order to supervise and control the stretcher-bearers. His splendid bravery, cheerfulness and care for his men had an excellent effect. He showed ability and sound judgment in directing the work of the bearers. On one occasion Sergeant JONES went out alone to render first aid to a wounded man, during a very heavy burst of shell fire. He dressed the patient and brought him in single-handed. His conduct throughout the day was an inspiring example to his men.'
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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