​ A fine Great War Identity Disc and bracelet, worn by Lieutenant W.F. Jones, 18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry near Morlancourt on 19th May 1918.

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Product ID: CMA/21320
Condition: Good Condition
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A fine Great War Identity Disc and bracelet, worn by Lieutenant W.F. Jones, 18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, who was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry near Morlancourt on 19th May 1918.

Great War Identity Disc and bracelet, stamped: ‘W.F. JONES LIEUT. 18. BATT. A.I.F.’.

Condition: Good Condition.

William Frederick Jones served during the Great War as a Lieutenant with the 18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Jones was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry near Morlancourt on 19th May 1918.

The recommendation reads as follows: ‘For bravery and leadership of a high order. During the attack near Morlancourt on 19th instant, all D Company officers became casualties and the Company was held up by a machine gun post. The retention of the post by the enemy guarded a covered approach for his reinforcements and it also enfiladed our line to the right. Lieutenant Jones, who was with the Right Company and endeavouring to get in touch with “D” Company, quickly grasped the situation, collected bombs, organised a small bombing squad and by a determined attack killed the crew, captured the gun and enabled the Company to gain its objective. Later, throughout the day he did valuable work in consolidating the captured position.’

The recommendation for Jones’ award was made on 23rd May 1918 by the Officer Commanding the 5th Australian Infantry Brigade, and his award was published in the London Gazette for 16th September 1918.


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