Francis Joseph O'Malley (Frank) JONES

JONES, Francis Joseph O'Malley

Service Number: 8122
Enlisted: 27 July 1917
Last Rank: Second Corporal
Last Unit: Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company
Born: Auburn, New South Wales, Australia, 22 April 1893
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electrical engineer
Died: 12 January 1958, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sandgate General Cemetery, Newcastle, NSW
CATHOLIC 2-44. 24.
Memorials: Newcastle Surf Club Life Saving Brigade Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 8122, Tunnelling Companies
26 Nov 1917: Involvement Sapper, 8122, Tunnelling Companies, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '6' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: SS Indarra embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
26 Nov 1917: Embarked Sapper, 8122, Tunnelling Companies, SS Indarra, Melbourne
23 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Second Corporal, 8122, Australian Electrical and Mechanical Mining and Boring Company

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery
Served during The Great War, resting at Sandgate Cemetery.

65 years ago today, on the 13th January 1958, Second Corporal Francis Joseph O'Malley Jones, also known as Frank, Australian Electrical & Mechanical Mining & Boring Company (Reg No-8122), electrical engineer (Newcastle Railways), from Newcastle, New South Wales and 109 Crebert Street, Mayfield, N.S.W. and 16 High Street, Newcastle, N.S.W. and 12 Bingle Street, Newcastle, N.S.W., father of one, was laid to rest at Sandgate Cemetery, age 64. CATHOLIC 2-44. 24.

Born at Auburn, New South Wales on the 22nd April 1893 to Edward Aloysius (postmaster) and Elizabeth Josephine Jones nee Webster of Lithgow, New South Wales; husband of Mary Philomena O'Malley Jones nee Corcoran (married 1925, Sydney, N.S.W., died 1981, sleeping here), Frank enlisted July 1917 with the Tunnelling Companies - June 1917 Reinforcements at Sydney, N.S.W.

Granted leave to Paris from the 3.12.1918 to the 16.12.1918.

Frank returned home on the 24th October 1919, being discharged on the 23rd November 1919.

Mr. Jones’s name has been inscribed on the Newcastle Surf Club & Life-Saving Brigade Honor Roll. Name not inscribed on the NSW Government Railways and Tramways, First World War Roll of Honour.

I have placed poppies and a 1914-1918 WAR label at Frank’s gravesite in remembrance of his service and sacrifice for God, King & Country.

See Tunnellers -

Contact with descendants would be greatly appreciated.

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Lest We Forget.