|Place of birth||Albury, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Sister, Miss Gertrude Ethel Jones, Deane Street, Albury, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Senior Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Townsville, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/16/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||4th Pioneer Battalion|
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Ferdinand and Annie JONES|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916; found guilty, at sea, 24 August 1916, of being absent without leave: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 1 day's pay; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916; marched in to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 3 November 1916.
Found guilty, Perham Downs, 5 December 1916, of being absent without leave, midnight, 30 November, to 1000, 5 December 1916: awarded 168 hours' detention and forfeiture of 10 days' pay; total forfeiture: 15 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 8 January 1917; taken on strength, 4th Pioneer Bn, 28 January 1917.
Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 July 1917; transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 July 1917 (influenza); to Ambulance Train No 17, 14 August 1917, and admitted to 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 15 August 1917 (scabies and influenza); transferred to England, 19 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 12 September 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 September 1917.
Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 September 1917.
Found guilty, Hurdcott, 19 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 12 noon, 18 October, to 7 pm, 19 October 1917: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant.
Marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 21 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 December 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 24 December 1917.
Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 January 1918 (bunion, left foot), and transferred to 21st Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 34, 4 January 1918, and admitted to 3rd General Hospital, Le Treport; transferred to England, 9 January 1918, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 10 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 4 February 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veney, 18 February 1918.
Reclassified C1, 27 February 1918.
Discharged from the AIF in consequence of taking up employment as an Australian Munition Worker, being medically unfit.
Service in AIF: 2 years 66 days
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Age at death||44|
|Place of burial||Brisbane Crematorium, Queensland|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JONES Francis Joseph|