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William Victor JONES

Regimental number2696
Place of birthSouthwark South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressQueen Street, Alberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Jones, Queen Street, Alberton, South Australia
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the night attack astride the BRAY-CORBIE Road, on night of 28th/29th July 1918 Private JONES displayed remarkable courage and devotion to duty. He with several others rushed a Bosche Machine Gun post and he was responsible for the capture of the gun which turned out to be a Lewis being used against us. Although severely wounded in the rush he declined to leave the line and pushed on with his mates and assisted as much as lay in his power. With the consolidation of the new position. While carrying on with the consolidation Private JONES was again wounded and only after much persuasion did he consent to be evacuated. Private JONES'S keenness and devotion to duty after being wounded was an inspiration to all those who were with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 September 1982

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