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George Edward JONAS

Regimental number2178
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolRichmond Central State School, Victoria
Other trainingSheep farming
OccupationStation hand
Address'Studleigh',,Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Jane Jonas, 'Studleigh', Kent Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded at Ypres, died in Staples Military Hospital. He was originally in the Infantry but after being wounded at Bullecourt in May 1917 he was given work driving a food transport. It was at Hellfire corner at Ypres where he met with the wounds that caused his death in October 1917 whilst taking food up to the lines. We were told they called for volunteers without wife or mother and as he had neither he volunteered. (Sister)
FateDied of wounds 11 November 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death24
Place of burialEstaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXX, Row K, Grave No. 30A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ishmael and Mary Jane JONAS. Native of Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHe was a cousin of the late Private Richard William Hughes who was killed on 18 October 1916, an Anzac, No 1368 - 1477 - 12th Brigade.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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