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Sydney Alfred Burgess JONES

Regimental number4457
Place of birthForbes, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock rider
AddressLongwood, Western Crescent, Gladesville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMrs A Jones, Longwood, Western Crescent, Gladesville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Discharge date4 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 April 1916; disembarked Egypt (date not recorded); embarked Alexandria, 29 May 1916; found guilty, at sea, of being absent from parade, 30 May 1916: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 April 1916; taken on strength, 19th Bn, in the field, 19 November 1916.

Admitted to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, Amiens, 3 December 1916 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train, 4 December 1916, and admitted to No 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 5 December 1916; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 11 December 1916; to 2nd Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 16 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 9 January 1917.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 January 1917 (trench feet); transferred to Ambulance Train, 17 January 1917, and admitted to 10th General Hospital, 18 January 1917; transferred to England, 23 January 1917, and admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital, 24 January 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 5 March 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 20 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 1 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; rejoined 19th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 14 October 1917.

Detached to Divisional Bombing School, 25 November 1917; rejoined Bn from detachment, 8 December 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 7 January 1918 (pyrexia, unknown origin); rejoined Bn, 23 January 1918.

On leave to Paris, 26 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 7 March 1918.

Proceeded to England, 28 July 1918, and attached to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 2 August 1918.

Attended a course on Defensive Measures against Gas, 4 September 1918; qualified 2nd Class.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 7 October 1918; condition and date of discharge not recorded.

Proceeded overseas to France, 29 January 1919; rejoined 20th Bn, 4 February 1919.

Marched out to England, 4 April 1919.

Granted leave, with pay and subsistence, 8 April-19 May 1919 (Non-Military Employment, attending Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, Birmingham.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mahia', 4 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 20 July 1919; discharged, 4 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Sydney Alfred Burgess

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