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Private RALPH JONES

Service Number: N244527
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Australian Infantry

A.C.M.F. 22nd Grn. Bn.

Date of Death

Died 05 August 1944

Age 43 years old

Buried or commemorated at

COWRA WAR CEMETERY

Plot D. Row D. Grave 10.

Australia

  • Country of Service Australian
  • Awards George Cross
  • Additional Info Son of Henry William and Eliza Jones.
  • Additional Citation note

    The following details are given in the London Gazette of 1st September, 1950 : Private Ralph Jones was on duty with another soldier as the crew of a Vickers machine gun at the No. 12 Prisoner of war Camp, Cowra, guarding the compound in which were interned over 1000 Japanese prisoners of war. On the night of 4th-5th August, 1944, the prisoners staged a mass outbreak, stormed over the perimeter, and bore down on the machine gun crew. Private Jones and his companion stood their ground and continued to work the gun until they were killed, displaying outstanding gallantry and devotion to duty against an overwhelming onslaught. Private Jones met his death in the true British spirit of sacrifice for his country.

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