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Oliver Vivian Raymond JONES

Regimental number1673
Place of birthCharleville Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, Ernest Jones, Adavale, Charleville, Queensland
Enlistment date24 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. By his personal example of initiative and resource, he greatly stimulated his comrades in the attack, and, finding himself in charge of his company, he handled it with great ability until relieved by an officer, gaining his objective and capturing thirty prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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