Jones, George (11768)

Place of Birth: Cashel near Dookie, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 6 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 11768            view online service record

Address:
77 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
George Jesse Jones (father)
77 Ross Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 28 January 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade – 14th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Thursday, 2 August 1917
Place: Belgium


George Jones. AWM P05248.069.

George Jones. AWM P05248.069.


Corporal, 14 Field Artillery, killed in action 2 August, 1917, Belgium, aged 25, commemorated Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Parents: Senior Constable George Jesse and Mrs Julie JONES, born Dookie. He enlisted as a school teacher at Rostron, with his father as next of kin at 77 Ross Street. His parents were estranged, his mother and a brother in Thornbury with his father later posted to Wonthaggi Police Station. He is shown in all records as George Jones, but according to birth records, he was George Thomas Peters Jones.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says:

    JONES – Killed in action in France, on 2nd August, 1917, George (Corporal, 54th Battery, A.F.A.), late of Education Department, Victoria, beloved brother of Staff Sergeant-major T. P. Jones, brother-in-law of M. M. Jones, and uncle of George and Nancy, in his 26th year.
    “One of Australia’s best.”

  2. Brian Membrey says:

    “He became junior teacher at Eaglehawk in 1908, occupied a similar position at Newstead in 1910, and was head teacher at Rostron in 1914. He was an earnest, vigorous, and attentive teacher, and a fine disciplinarian — brisk, clear, and definite. Before enlisting, he had been an active member of the Bendigo Teachers’ Football Association, and was a promising foot-runner. At Newstead, he engaged in church work and took a prominent part in the Methodist Sunday School. He enlisted on the 6th of July, 1915, and embarked with the 14th Reinforcements to the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. While at Tel-el-Kebir, in Egypt, he was taken on the strength of the 1st D.A.C., and posted to the 54th Battery on the 22nd of March, 1916. He went with this unit to France on the20th of June, 1916, was promoted Corporal on the 3rd of May, 1917, and killed in action on the 2nd of August”. (Education Department Supplement)

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