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George Arthur JONES

Regimental number29604
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolClaremont State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
Address103 Zebina Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs R M Jones, 103 Zebina Street, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed three years in the WA Infantry Rgt (Volunteers)
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 118
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 3 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingChateau Wood, Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 1), Dickenbusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur Ward and Mary Amelia JONES; husband of Ruby Madeline JONES, 23 Coolgardie Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of London, England
Family/military connectionsHe was the eldest of 4 brothers who enlisted for the war, viz Charlie 27th Bn; Alfred, driver 12th Battery A.F.A.; and Fred, who enlisted in the Malayan Contingent, Singapore and transferred to the South Wales Borderers in England - he became Captain, 1st Bn, and was killed at Mametz Wood, Somme, 16 July 1916. Awarded the Military Cross. Twice mentioned in despatches.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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