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William Drake JONES

Regimental number2156
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
SchoolGympie Central School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressCarlton Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W C Jones, Carlton Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Gympie
Enlistment date18 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 12 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of prisoner of war Turkey 31 July 1917.
FateDied of disease 31 January 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt William Draper Jones on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death3 January 1917
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBaghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row B, Grave No. 3), Iraq
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William Charles and Mary Marie JONES, Elgin Street, Calton Hill, Gympie, Queensland
Miscellaneous detailsP O W DIED OF DYSENTERY.BURIED BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY

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