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Hugh Shaw JONES

Regimental number30590
Place of birthMoulamein, New South Wales
OccupationLaw student
AddressBalranald, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, G W Jones, Balranald, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 September 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 22
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date22 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 30577 Pte Thomas Connor JONES, 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, killed in action, 5 April 1918; 2680 Pte Donald Shaw JONES MM, 58th Bn, killed in action, 2 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 23 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 January 1917; marched into Australian Details Camps Nos 6 & 7, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Marched into Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Larkhill, 31 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 9 August 1917; taken on strength, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, 14 August 1917, and posted to Brigade Ammunition Column.

Detached to 4th Army Headquarters, 17 July 1917 (escort duty); rejoined unit from detachment, 24 July 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 October 1918.

Found guilty, 14 January 1919, of failing to appear at a place of parade appointed by his CO in that he on 12 January 1919 was absent from 7.45 am parade: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 22 April 1919.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 16 June 1919; discharged, 14 July 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 29 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 28 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 8 October 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 22 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES Hugh Shaw

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