Oscar Anglesey JONES

Regimental number196
Date of birth11 July 1892
Place of birthBroadford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPolice constable
Address212 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Jones, 212 McKean Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF21
Promotion date: 28 September 1915


Unit: INF21
Promotion date: 15 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

A keen and conscientious officer, showing consistent coolness and resource in the firing line.
Recommendation date: "15 September 1916

Croix de Guerre

Valuable services in carrying out successful bomb attack, and personal gallantry in action (Mouquet Farm).
Recommendation date: 19 January 1917

Croix de Guerre

Gallantry and fine leadership of bombing party, rendering valuable services. (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 20 January 1917"

FateDied of wounds 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Francis and Margaret Eleanor JONES

Croix de Guerre (France)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917