081386

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ID number 081386
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative acetate

Description

PRIVATE RALPH JONES GC, 22ND GARRISON BATTALION, WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE GEORGE CROSS FOR BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY DURING A MASS OUTBREAK AT NO. 12 POW CAMP, COWRA, ON THE NIGHT OF C.1944-08-04. AS A MEMBER OF A MACHINE GUN CREW, HE CONTINUED TO WORK THE GUN UNTIL OVERWHELMED BY ESCAPING JAPANESE.