Mount Morgan Private Victor S Jones Memorial Bridge Back to Search

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Location East Street & Dee Esplanade, Mount Morgan, Rockhampton - Queensland, Australia
Type other
Description

Suspension bridge with memorial

Built Not yet discovered
Opened Not yet discovered
Inscription

FIRST AUSTRALIAN TO
DIE IN IMPERIAL
SERVICE
PRIVATE VICTOR S JONES

MOUNT MORGAN

PRIVATE V.S. JONES, THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN SOLDIER TO BE KILLED ON FOREIGN SOIL. HE DIED AT SUNNYSIDE 1 JANUARY 1900
12/14 LIGHT HORSE ARCHIVES

JONES WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF MOUNT MORGAN GOLD MINING
CO. HE STARTED WORK AS AN OFFICE BOY AND AT THE TIME OF
HIS ENLISTMENT HE HELD THE POSITION OF PAYMASTER AT
MOUNT MORGAN MINE.
HE DIED IN SUNNYSIDE, SOUTH AFRICA, SIXTY MILES SOUTH
WEST OF KIMBERLEY, CAPE COLONY, ON NEW YEARS DAY
1900. JONES' BODY WAS RECOVERED ON JANUARY 2ND
1900 AND HASTILY BURIED WITHOUT CEREMONY.

Condition

Good

Names

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JONES, Victor Stanley

Service number 219
Trooper
1st Queensland Mounted Infantry
Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion)
Born 1872

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