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John David Bowen JONAS

Regimental number1609
Date of birth26 January 1886
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Model School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriver
AddressExmouth Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Olive Adelaide Jonas, c/o Mrs. G. Arnfield, Exmouth Road, Semaphore, South Australia
Enlistment date1 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1110 Pte Alfred Henry JONAS, 9th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 10 July 1919; 1868 Driver Richard Honey JONAS, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, Warran, 1918; invalided to England; recovered and returned to duty.

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