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Francis Jones

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis AWMM
  • Surname
    Jones AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25896 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Turanganui, Rotorua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W. Jones (father), Te Karaka, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25896 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    17 June 1943 AWMM
    "In the attack on Point 209 on 26 March 1943 this soldier was a stretcher-bearer attached to one of the companies that did the attack. During the advance his company came under very heavy mortar and machine-gun fire and several casualties resulted. Entirely regardless of his own personal safety he dressed the wounds of six men who were lying on high stony ground under heavy mortar fire. Having dressed the wounds he proceeded to dig slit trenches for the lying wounded and assisted the walking wounded back to the Regimental Aid Post. The next day his company carried out another attack on Point 209 proper and here again he displayed courage and devotion to duty of the highest order. Under heavy and sweeping light led a platoon with outstanding determination machine-gun fire he attended to the wounded in the wake of the attack. Throughout the whole action he displayed great courage and devotion to duty and worked untiringly treating and evacuating casualties until none remained on the field. (L.G. 17/6/1943 (I)) The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Jones, Francis. (Ref. WO 373/25/224). Military Medal. 17 Jun 1943" AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Love, Respect and honour to my grandfather and his humble contribution to the Battalion. The legacy continues.
    Public - Nathan - Other Relative - 17 March 2015
    Report 

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 246 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.302. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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17 March 2015NathanMelbourneOther Relative

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