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Robert JONES

Regimental number3985
Place of birthEssex, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGeneral Labourer
Address85 Boundary Street, Walthamstow, Essex, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs E M Hawkes, 85 Boundary Street, Walthamstow, Essex, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Oxs and Bucks Light Infantry, British Army; service completed.
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date20 March 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Persic', 21 November 1917; discharged (medically unfit: recurrent right inguinal hernia), Sydney, 20 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death9 February 1943
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Robert

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