Robert (Jack) JONES

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JONES, Robert

Service Number: 204
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Place of enlistment - Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, 1888
Home Town: Bowral, Wingecarribee, New South Wales
Schooling: Bowral Superior Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Quarryman
Died: Killed in action, France , 2 August 1916
Cemetery: Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Row F, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 204, 4th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Sydney, New South Wales
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 204, 4th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A14' Euripides from Sydney on 20th October 1914, disembarking Egypt,
5 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 204, 4th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMT Lake Michigan from Alexandria, Egypt on 5th April 1915, disembarking Gallipoli.
1 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 204, 4th Infantry Battalion, Gun shot wound to right arm. Sent to Manchester, England for treatment , returning to Egypt on 17th October 1915.
14 May 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 204, 4th Infantry Battalion
12 Nov 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 4th Infantry Battalion
17 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 56th Infantry Battalion
18 Feb 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 56th Infantry Battalion, After promotion attended Zeitoun School of Instruction in Egypt on 1st April 1916, rejoining his unit on 23rd April 1916.
19 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 204, 56th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMT Huntsend from Alexandria, Egypt on 19th June 1916, disembarking Marseilles, France on 29th June 1918 to join British Expeditionary Force.
2 Aug 1916: Involvement SN 204, 56th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of William Robert and Jane E JONES of Bowral.

Brother of

 

  • 203/5815 Corporal William Myles JONES (MM) - 18th Infantry Battalion, returned to Australia 20th July 1919 (born 1893)
  • 351 Private Charles Ernest JONES - 26th Infantry Battalion returned to Australia 18th September 1917 (born 1894)
  • 1192 Private Edward Malcolm JONES - 11th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 30th March 1916 (born 1896)
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