Ralph Jones was born September 26, 1900 to parents Henry William Jones and Eliza Jones in Gorleston, Norfolk in the United Kingdom. He served in the British Army at the end of World War I and in the Army of occupation on the Rhine, Germany, until invalided in April 1920. During 1926, he emigrated to Australia.
On January 15, 1942 he was again mobilised to serve in the Australian Army with service number N244527. During February 1942 assigned to the 22nd Garrison Battalion as a guard at Cowra POW Camp.
On August 5, 1944 he manned the No. 2 Vickers machine gun position with Private Benjamin Gower Hardy who fired for five minues at rioting Japanese Prisoners Of War (POWs) but were overrun and clubbed both men to death. Afterwards, both earned the George Cross for helping to "quelling Japanese uprising".
Jones was officially declared dead August 5, 1944.
He is buried at Cowra War Cemetery at Row D. Grave 10.
WW2 Nominal Roll - Ralph Jones
CWGC - Ralph Jones
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