Clifford Cecil JONES

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JONES, Clifford Cecil

Service Number: 415032
Enlisted: 23 June 1941, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Windsor, Queensland, 8 July 1920
Home Town: Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia
Schooling: Kensington Park Kings College and Fremantle Boys School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), France, 8 July 1944, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Courgent Communal Cemetery, France
The seven crew of Lancaster LM338 are all buried in the CWGC section
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

23 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 415032, Aircrew Training Units, Perth, Western Australia
20 Apr 1943: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, SN 415032, Brisbane
8 Jul 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 415032, No. 467 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clifford Cecil JONES was born on 8th July, 1920 in Windsor, Brisbane, Queensland

His parents were Abraham Clifford JONES and Elizabeth Maude McLELLAND who married on 2nd November, 1917 in Queensland

He enlisted in Perth, Western Australia on 23rd June, 1941 and embarked for overseas on 20th April, 1943

Clifford was listed as missing, death presumed on 8th July, 1944 after the Lancaster Bomber (LM338) he was in was shot down

He is buried with the rest of the crew in Courgent Communal Cemetery in France

Inscription on his headstone reads:

'A SON AND BROTHER, BELOVED AND EVER REMEMBERED"

His name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Ballarat, Victoria

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His brother Graham Hamley JONES served in WW2 in the Army (SN WX25160) and was discharged in 1945

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 Trove - Service Casualties

Argus (Melbourne) 23rd December, 1944 page 7

Reverend A. Clifford Jones and Mrs. Jones of Dawson St Congregational Church, Ballarat have been notified that their son, Warrant Officer Clifford Cecil Jones, RAAF, reported missing in air operations over Europe on July 8, is now believe to have been killed

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