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William Frederic JONES

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Date of birth21 January 1888
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster painter
Address9 Junction Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs Violet Jones, 9 Junction Street, Glebe, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 September 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name18th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an attack the company on the flank of this officer was checked by the fire of an enemy machine gun post, which enfiladed our line, and also guarded the approach for the enemy reinforcements. Quickly apprehending the situation, he organized a small bombing squad, and attacked the post with determined courage. He killed the detachment, and captured the gun, and the company was then enabled to continue its advance and gain its objective. Throughout the remainder of the day he rendered most valuable service in the work of consolidating the captured position.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 June 1961
Age at death73

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