Thomas JONES

JONES, Thomas

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 24 June 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 11 June 1891
Home Town: Waratah West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway employee from Clara Street, North Waratah
Died: Tuberculosis - war related, Randwick Military Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 19 July 1927, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
ANGLICAN 1-59. 92
Memorials: Hamilton Loco Employees Great War Honour Roll, New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis), Newcastle 3rd Australian Garrison Artillery Roll of Honour, Newcastle Masonic Lodge Harmony U.G.L. No 15 Roll of Honour, Tighes Hill Pride of Ferndale G.U.O.O.F. Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

24 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Officer, 1st Infantry Battalion
2 Jul 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion
9 Aug 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '7' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Runic embarkation_ship_number: A54 public_note: ''
9 Aug 1915: Embarked Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
15 Mar 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, Medically unfit, TB

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell

Served and suffered in The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

93 years ago today, on the Friday afternoon of the 22nd July 1927, Lieutenant Thomas (Gwynne?) Jones, 1st Battalion, railway employee from Clara Street, North Waratah, New South Wales and the Queen Victoria Sanatorium, Wentworth Falls, N.S.W., father of one (Brian Gwynne Jones), was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 36. ANGLICAN 1-59. 92. - funeral notice states service.

Born at Newcastle, New South Wales on the 11th June 1891 to John and Sarah Jones; husband of Olive Sydney Jones nee Crouch of "Ruskin", 6 Tower Street, Manly N.S.W. (married 1922, Sydney, N.S.W., died 1967?), Thomas enlisted February 1915 at Sydney, N.S.W.

Admitted to hospital 13.10.1915 with pulmonary tuberculosis, Thomas returned home December 1915, and was discharged medically unfit on the 15th March 1917.
Thomas died at the Randwick Military Hospital on the 20th July 1927.

Mr Jones’s name has been inscribed on the Hamilton Loco Employees Roll of Honour, Tighes Hill Pride of Ferndale Branch G.U.O.O.F. Roll of Honour, Newcastle Lodge Harmony U.G.L.No-15 Roll of Honour, 3rd Australian Garrison Artillery Roll of Honour (photo, unveiled date unknown, proudly displayed at the Fort Scratchley Military Museum, Nobbys Road, N.S.W.) and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.

A member of the Newcastle Royal Arch Chapter, No-11.
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Any further information or photo of Mr Jones would be greatly appreciated.

Lest We Forget.