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Thomas JONES

Regimental number2192
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationButcher
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinBrother, J Jones, Moe Or Sale, Victoria
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying out rescue work as stretcher-bearer. (East of Ypres 21 September 1917)
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations round GLENCORSE WOOD east of YPRES on the 20th and 21st September 1917, these two stretcher bearers [JONES and 1959 D.D. GREY] worked unceasingly carrying the wounded to the rear passing through heavy hostile barrages. When the other bearers became casualties, these two by their self sacrificing devotion to duty and tireless energy were instrumental in saving a number of lives.'

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