Richard Henry Phillip JONES

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JONES, Richard Henry Phillip

Service Number: 1411
Enlisted: 12 November 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 1 March 1882
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Broken Hill Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Wounds, Gallipoli, 9 August 1915, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Portianos Military Cemetery
Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 351 Lemnos, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1411, 12th Infantry Battalion, Helena Vale, Western Australia
22 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1411, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
22 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1411, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1411, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1411, 12th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography

You won’t forget me mother, when I am numbered amongst the slain

Described on enlisting as  32 years 8 months old; single; 5’ 4 ½” tall; 133 lbs; dark complexion;
brown eyes;  dark hair; Weslyan

Father  Joseph William Jones (deceased)  and   Mother Fanny Jones, Garnet Street, Broken Hill NSW
Sister  Mrs Elizabeth Jane Harding, Garnet Street, Broken Hill, NSW

11/11/1914                      Completed medical at Kalgoorlie  – fit for service

12/11/1914                      Enlisted at  Helena Vale, WA   as a Private, 12th Battalion, 2nd Reinf

12/11/1914–18/2/1915    Commanding Officer appointed Richard to No. 3 Depot Company, Blackboy Hill  WA

22/2/1915                        Embarked  from   Fremantle    on    HMAT Itonus A50

26/5/1915                        Taken on strength from Reinforcements Gallipoli

5/8/1915                          Mrs Jones had a dream a few days before her son had been killed
                                        and that he had said:
                                        You won’t forget me mother, when I am numbered amongst the slain”.

7/8/1915                          Gun shot wound - Gallipoli
                                        Taken to No. 3 Australian General Hospital, West Mudros

9/8/1915                           Died of wounds, Gallipoli, Turkey

10/8/1915                         Buried by Lord Ennismore
                                         Old Square Tower, Mudros
                                         West Cemetery No.8

Exhumed and reinterned      Portianos Military Cemetery
                                             Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 351
                                             Lemnos, Greece

His name is located at panel 66 in the Commemorative Area (www.awm.gov.au) at the Australian War Memorial

Medals:
WWI Star 1914-15 (5980); British War medal (7971);  Victory medal (7933);
Memorial Plaque and Memorial Scroll (307078).

 

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.   8 August 2014.   Lest we forget.

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