Rupert Charles JONES

Regimental number800
Place of birthGeorge Street, Deniliquin, New South Wales
SchoolSuperior Public School, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Other trainingRifle Club
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineering draftsman
Address12 Glover Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, C Jones, 12 Glover Street, Mosman, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF33
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Was gassed at Villers-Bretonneux. Was Secretary of Deniliquin Rifle Club for several years, afterwards Captain and took great interest in his work. At time of enlistment was Secretary of Sydney Rifle Club.

FateDied of wounds 3 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death29
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 10), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles B. and Elizabeth JONES, 12 Glover Street, Mosman, Sydney. Native of Deniliquin, New South Wales

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Family/military connectionsCousins: Captain George CAMPBELL, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 June 1919; Lt Hugh Barclay JACKSON, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal