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Charles Henry JONES

Regimental number135
Place of birthTipperary, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPeople's Palace, Pirie Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8.25"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Knox, 71 High Street, Rutherglen, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the 2nd City of London Royal Fusiliers (4 years in volunteers).
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentColour SGT
Unit name10th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Discharge date28 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked, Alexandria Egypt, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 2 March 1915.

Found guilty, 14 June 1915, of (1) wrongfully making away with mail matter, property of a private soldier: severely reprimanded.

Admitted to 1st Casualty Clearing Station (hernia), Gallipoli, 28 June 1915; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station (injured lymph glands), 1 July 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, 7 July 1915; transferred to Helouan, 22 July 1915; embarked, Alexandria, to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 22 August 1915; rejoined unit from Hospital, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Found guilty, 31 August 1915, of (1) not complying with an order; (2) neglect of duty: severely reprimanded.

Reverted to Sergeant at own request, 1 September 1915.

Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance (diarrhea), 8 October 1915; rejoined unit, 12 October 1915.

Found guilty, 26 October 1915, of (1) neglect of duty: reprimanded.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance (jaundice), 20 November 1915; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 26 November 1915; to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 28 December 1915; taken on ration strength of 42nd Divisional Base, Alexandria, 2 January 1916; on escort duty, Ghezireh, 4 January 1916; transferred to Cairo, 15 January 1916; admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, 5 April 1916.

Embarked, Suez, for return to Australia on board HT 'Itonus', 20 June 1916; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 July 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 28 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death14 December 1957
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Charles Henry

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