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Tasman Searle JONES

Regimental number1649
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
Other NamesTasman Leslie
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationOrchardist
Address25 Balfour, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Walker Jones, 25 Balfour, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 7th June, 1917, south of MESSINES, for conspicuous ability and gallant conduct. Whilst acting as No. 1 of a Lewis gun team he succeeded in silencing a hostile machine gun, which was causing considerable casualties. By his excellent work he kept the enemy confined to his tranches whilst his Company consolidated its portion of the new line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 3484 Pte James Lindsay JONES, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 5 April 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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