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Leslie Roy JONES

Regimental number2001
Place of birthTasmania
SchoolModel State School and Newtown State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArthur Street, Newtown, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFoster Father, H E Williams, Arthur Street, Newtown, Tasmania
Previous military service41st Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served in the Senior Cadets and then transferred to Field Artillery until time of enlistment
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was fond of all outdoor sports, a strong swimmer and a good cross country runner. A member of the YMCA swimming club, Buckingham Rowing club and New Town Harriers.
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 19), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Foster son of B.E. WILLIAMS, 37 Arthur Street, New Town, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsHe was brought up with Captain and Sergeant Appleby.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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