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Cyril David JONES

Regimental number1707
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPrinter
Address15 Eileen Street, Armadale, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 4.5"
Weight109 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Louie Jones, 15 Eileen Street, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 January 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
170
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Husband of I.L. SMITH (formerly JONES), 15 Eileen Street, Armadale, Victoria. Native of Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Ferry Post, 25 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1460113: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 1714 Pte G.A. MARTIN, 60th Bn (patient, No 2 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Outreau), 10 April 1917: 'I knew him quite well. He was in A. Coy. We were at Fromelles. My mates were with him when he was killed by a shell.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Cyril David
Red Cross File No 1460113

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