Albert JONES

Regimental number2056
Place of birthCampbelltown, South Australia
AddressWaikerie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Caroline Jones, Waikerie, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date9 January 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to unit from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916, and admitted to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station the same day; transferred to No 17 Ambulance Train, 21 July 1916; to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, 21 July 1916 (gunshot wound buttocks); to England, 23 July 1916; to Western General Hospital, Manchester, 24 July 1916 (shrapnel wound both legs and buttocks); discharged to furlough, 30 December 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 16 January 1917 (Class B1A).

Classified C1, 28 June 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 August 1917.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttelton', ; disembarked Adelaide, 11 December 1917; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit: gunshot wound to both legs, back, and foot), 29 January 1918.

Total war service: 2 years 167 days (of which 1 year 308 days was abroad).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 April 1926
Age at death37
Place of burialWaikerie Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Albert