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Will Sholto JONES

Regimental number51
Place of birthGympie Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPostal employee
AddressCharters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Will W Jones, Phillipson Road, Charters Towers, Queensland
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919

Military Medal

'During the operation of the 26th/27th August, 1918, East of BRAY, it was found, necessary to establish and Advanced Signal Station under circumstances of great difficulty. Sergeant JONES answered a call for volunteers to undertake this task. This he succeeded in doing under heavy enemy shell and machine gun fire, and maintained communication throughout the operation, although the line was cut on six separate occasions, and enabled valuable information to reach Battalion Headquarters which was essential to the success of the attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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