Biography

Birth date: 26 September 1900
Birth place: United Kingdom: England, Norfolk, Gorleston
Death date: 05 August 1944
Death place: Australia: New South Wales, Cowra
Final rank: Private
Service number: N244527 - Second World War, 1939-1945
Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion

Ralph Jones (1900-1944) was born in Britain and came to Australia shortly before the war, having previously served in the British army. The George Cross posthumously awarded for his bravery during a Japanese prisoner-of-war breakout was presented to his brother in Britain.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of Death: 05 August 1944
  • Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion
  • Recommended for: George Cross
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Awarded: George Cross
  • Unit: 22nd Garrison Battalion
  • Conflict: Second World War, 1939-1945

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Date of birth 1900-09-26
Date of death 1944-08-05