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John Arnold JONES

Regimental number321
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs George, Bedford Street, Dockville, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amelia Bertha Jones, c/o Mrs George, Bedford Street, Dockville, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date14 August 1919
Other details

War Service: On 28 October1916 he was charged with being Absent without Leave from Lark Hill from 20 October till 6:30 am on 25 October. He forfeited five days pay.

Proceeded overseas to France 15 November 1916. On 2 June 1917, he was charged with being absent without leave while on active service, and awarded two days Field Punishment No. 2. On 6 July he was sent to hospital sick, and rejoined the 43rd Battalion on 14 July.

He was wounded in action (gun shot wound to the hand) on 2 August 1917. On 24 November 1917, he was charged with being out of bounds at 8:30 am, and with stating a falsehood to a warrant officer, and forfeited 7 days pay.

He went to England on leave from 2 February 1918, and rejoined the 43rd Battalionon 23 February 1918 to 23 February 1918. He was charged with being absent without leave from 7:30 am on 15 February to 8 am 18 February 1918. Forfeited 6 days pay. He was absent without leave from 6 pm on 24 August 1918 to 9:30 pm 30 August 1918, and forfeited 35 days pay. Absent without leave 2:30 am 26 December 1918 to 13:00, 27 December 1918. Forfeits 8 days pay.

Returned to Australia per H.T."Nestor"

Medals: British War Medal; Victory Medal

Date of death2 October 1948
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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