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Hugh Henry JONES

Regimental number2433
Place of birthNant Peris, Carnarvonshire, Wales
SchoolNant Peris Board School
Age on arrival in Australia35
AddressChapbury State Quarry, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinFather, John Jones, Broneryri, Mantperis, Llanberris, Carnarvon, North Wales
Enlistment date29 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHis health broke down (cancer) while with the Forces in France. When the war came he felt it his duty to come and help the boys over here, so he volunteered and was in the trenches in France when his health broke down. He was fond of travelling and had been around the world. He has been buried at St Peris Cemetery. (Sister)
FateDied of disease 13 November 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialLlanberis (St. Peris) Churchyard (In South-East Part), Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary JONES, Bror-Eryri, Nant-Peris, Llanberis
Family/military connectionsHe had a brother who volunteered about same time as himself and who was wounded twice and came back to Queensland to be mustered out, his name is Carador Owen Jones.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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