|Place of birth||Burketown, Queensland|
|School||Christian Brothers School, Queensland|
|Address||Garrick Street, West End, Townsville, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18.8|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M A Shannon, c/o Mrs Lachlan, West End, Garrick Street, Townsville, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Served in the Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Townsville, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||9th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/26/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||49th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 29), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Mary Ann JONES, Garrick Street, West End, Townsville, Queensland. Native of Burketown, Queensland|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Admitted to Dermatological Hospital, Cairo, 7 February 1916; discharged to Base Details, 17 March 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 40 days.
Taken on strength, 49th Bn, Serapeum, 2 April 1916.
Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 8 April 1916 (mumps); transferred to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 April 1916; discharged to duty, 30 May 1916.
Found guilty, 20 May 1916, of being absent without leave from 1930, 17 May, to 1730, 19 May 1916: forfeited 3 days' pay under Royal Warrant, and awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 12 October 1916 (gun shot wounds, back and hand), and admitted to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, and then transferred to 17th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train, 15 October 1916, and admitted to 13th General Hospital, Boulogne; transferred to England, 17 October 1916, and admitted to 1st Western General Hospital, 18 October 1916 (multiple gunshot wounds); discharged on furlough, 13 January 1917, to report to Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 29 January 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 28 February 1917; rejoined 49th Bn, in the field, 30 March 1917.
Wounded in action (second occasion), 6 April 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, and then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 16th General Hospital, Rouen, 7 April 1917; to England, 17 April 1917, and admitted to Reading War Hospital, 19 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 4 June 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 19 June 1917.
Found guilty, 2 February 1917, of being absent without leave from 3 pm, 29 January, to 4.30 pm, 31 January 1917: awarded 7 days confined to camp, and forfeited 3 days' pay.
Proceeded overseas to France, 4 August 1917; rejoined 49th Bn, in the field, 22 August 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JONES Hughie Norman|