Llewellyn Rowland JONES MM


JONES, Llewellyn Rowland

Service Number: 141
Enlisted: 18 August 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Essendon, Melbourne, August 1895
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Essendon State School No 483
Occupation: Bushman
Died: Killed in action, France, 18 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 141, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Involvement Driver, SN 141, 2nd Field Ambulance
19 Oct 1914: Embarked Driver, SN 141, 2nd Field Ambulance, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
13 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 14th Infantry Battalion
9 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 141, 14th Infantry Battalion, GSW right arm upper, slight
27 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 14th Infantry Battalion
18 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 14th Infantry Battalion
18 Sep 1918: Involvement Corporal, SN 141, 14th Infantry Battalion
12 Feb 1919: Honoured Military Medal, For conspicuous bravery on the occasion of a raid against the Bois-de-Vaire on 15th June 1918. This N.C.O. in charge of a small party had completed the mopping up of two posts when he was fired on by an enemy post of 7 men with a Machine Gun. Immediately switching 3 men across, he opened rapid fire and then rushed the post, bayoneting 3 men and capturing the gun. The remainder were shot running away. By his prompt action and initiative he saved heavy casualties being inflicted on the main party. He was conspicuous throughout for his cool qualities of leadership combined with complete disregard for his own personal safety.

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