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Herbert Evan JONES

Regimental number194
Place of birthBenalla, Victoria
SchoolAlbert Park State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address64 Park Road, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinClara A Jones, 64 Park Road, Middle Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Cadets and in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve; discharged for non-attendance.
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
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
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David John and Clara Ann JONES, Glendora Road, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of Benalla, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: [21753] Chaplain Maurice Theodore JONES, 8th Field Ambulance, effective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 29 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 7 Septenmber 1915 (appendicitis); discharged to Convalescent Hospital, Helouan, 13 October 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 16 November 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 17 February 1916 (pneumonia: serious); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 2 March 1916 (influenza); rejoined Bn, 10 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Remanded for summary of evidence for Court Martial, on charges of (1) disobedience of orders, in that he appeared on parade unshaven; (2) neglect of duty, in that he failed to warn his mess orderlies: charges dismissed.

Reverted to ranks at own request, 31 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 1460508: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Herbert Evan
Red Cross File No 1460508

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