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David JONES

Regimental number1321
Place of birthMoorilda, New South Wales
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressMoorilda, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 6.5"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Jones, Moorilda, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date28 October 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 28 December 1915. Sick to hospital, 25 February 1916; admitted to 1st Australian stationary hospital, Ismailia, 1 March 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 6 March 1916; discharged to duty, 10 March 1916; taken on strength, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 20 March 1916. Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 18 May 1916 (enterica); discharged to duty, 20 May 1916.

Taken on strength, 2nd Double Squadron, Serapeum, 6 July 1916; 4th Australian Camel Regiment, Abbassia, 2 November 1916.

Admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 11 January 1917 (tonsillitis); transferred to Choubra Hospital, 12 January 1917 (diptheria); discharged to duty, 6 February 1917. Transferred to 17th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 7 February 1917.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, slight: knee and hand), 27 March 1918; admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, Jerusalem, 4 April 1918; taken on strength, ABD Coy, Abbassia, 22 May 1918; transferred to 14th Australian General Hospital, 10 April 1918.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 14th Light Horse Regiment, Surafend, 19 July 1918. Promoted Temporary Corporal, 28 October 1918; Corporal, 19 January 1917; Lance Sergeant, 2 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board 'Dongala, 24 July 1919; disembarked Sydney, 28 August 1919; discharged, 28 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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