Herbert JONES


JONES, Herbert

Service Number: 6616
Enlisted: 12 December 1916, Moore Park, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hamilton, near Newcastle, New South Wales, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Medical Student; Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Villers-Brettoneaux, France, 9 July 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Plot V (5); Row E, Grave I. His name is located at panel 91 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

12 Dec 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Moore Park, New South Wales
7 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6616, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
7 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6616, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Born 1888, Hamilton, near Newcastle, New South Wales.

Father James Jones and Mother Margaret Anne Jones (nee _____) of Hamilton, NSW. 

Prior to enlisting he lived at Railway Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales. 

Brother:   James Richard Jones
               living at 108 Railway Street, Cooks Hill, Newcastle NSW

Previous service:  1 month Citizen Military Forces

Described on enlisting as 26 years 9 months old; single; 5' 10 3/4" tall;
Roman Catholic.

12/12/1916     Enlisted at Moore Park, New South Wales

7/2/1917        Embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire
                     as a Private in 20th (NSW) Battalion, 19th reinforcements

11/4/1917      disembarked into Devonport, England

26/4/1917      sick (pneumonia) to Fargo Hospital - Rollestone, England
2/6/1917        discharged from hospital

3/6/1917        marched in to 5th Training Battalion, Rollestone, England

9/10/1917       proceeded overseas to France, ex Southampton

10/10/1917     marched in from England to Havre, France
13/10/1917     marched out to unit

15/10/1917     joined 20th Battaliion in the Field

16/12/1917     Sick with pneumonia - admitted to Field Ambulance, Belgium
                      admitted to No.2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station in the Field
22/12/1917     to Ambulance Train No.7
31/12/1917     invalided to England, ex Etaples, France
31/12/1917     Embarked fro England, ex France, per Ville de Liege
                      admitted to Kitchener Military Hospital
                      with Lobar Penumonia

4/1/1918        admitted to 1st Auxillary Hospital, Harefield, England

18/1/1918      discharged for furlo (leave)
1/2/1918        marched in from Admin HQ, London, ex furlo

16/4/1918      marched out to overseas training brigade, Hurdcott

7/5/1918        proceeded overseas to France, ex Longbridge, Deverill
8/5/1918        marched in from England to Etaples, France
10/5/1918      rejoined 20th Battalion from hospital, France

9/7/1918        killed in action, France

buried by:      Reverend P G Crawford
buried at:       Hamelet Australian Cemetery, 2 1/2 miles South-East of Cobie
                     and 1 3/4 miles east of Villers-Brettoneux, France
                     (confirmed 8 October 1919)

21/4/1920      Family advised Herbert's body had been exhumed and reburied in:
buried in:       Crucifex Corner Cemetery , Villers-Bretonneaux, France
                     Plot V (5); Row E, Grave I

British War medal (56390); Victory medal (55470); Memorial Plaque and
Memorial Scroll (247927)

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  14/2/2015.  Lest we forget.