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James Rhys JONES

Regimental number274
Place of birthNewport, Monmouthshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinDavid John Jones, Vicarage, Poulther, Monmouthshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRosehill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 August 1915
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 27 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left arm: shell exploded near him; injured both by shrapnel and a bullet: resulted in nervous instability); admitted to Convalescent Camp, Mustapha, 7 May 1915; transferred to Cyprus Convalescent Camp, 21 June 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 24 July 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 19 August 1915 (valvular disorder of the heart).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Euripides', 29 August 1915 (medically unfit: nervous instability); disembarked Melbourne, 1 October 1915.

Died, No 4 General Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, 20 March 1916 (lobar pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 March 1916
SourcesNAA: B2455, JONES James Rhys

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