William Henry JONES

Regimental number19213
OccupationDrill instructor
Next of kinWife, Mrs A C Jones, c/o High Commissioner for New Zealand, London, England
Rank on embarkationLieutenant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 21st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on board Ulimaroa on 19 January 1917
Final rankCaptain
Final unit2nd Battalion, Wellington Infantry Regiment

Mention in Despatches

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. On 4th November 1918, during operations near La Basse Ville this Officer led his company with great dash and devotion to duty. His coolness and disregard of danger were a splendid example to all ranks and his initiative contributed largely to the raid overwhelming of the enemy resistance.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 11 July 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 3: Roll 52, p. 11

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