Robert Clair JONES

JONES, Robert Clair

Service Number: 1287
Enlisted: 20 January 1915, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Woodville Park, Port Adelaide, SA, 22 September 1893
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Peppermint Grove, Western Australia, 20 June 1957, aged 63 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery & Crematorium
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, City of Adelaide, South Australia
26 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1287, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1287, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, RMS Morea, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1287, 1st Light Horse Regiment

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Studio portrait of 1287 Sergeant Robert Clair Jones, 3rd Light Horse Regiment who was a 21 year old clerk from Port Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 20 January 1915. He embarked for overseas as a Private with the 8th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 26 August 1915 aboard RMS Morea. Following active service in Egypt, Sinai, Gaza and Jordan, he returned to Australia on 26 June 1919.