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Francis Joseph JONES

Regimental number2402
Place of birthAlbury, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Gertrude Ethel Jones, Deane Street, Albury, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Place of enlistmentTownsville, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateDischarged 19 June 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ferdinand and Annie JONES
Discharge date19 June 1918
Other details

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 Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death22 September 1939
Age at death44
Place of burialBrisbane Crematorium, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Francis Joseph

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