Robert David Jones

First Name: 
Robert
Middle Name: 
David
Last Name: 
Jones
Date of Birth: 
Monday, February 17, 1879
Mother's Name: 
Ann Jones nee Jones
Father's Name: 
Thomas Jones
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, August 21, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sergeant
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, April 27, 1915
Place of Death: 
Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Robert David Jones (Service No 1283), was born in Carnarvon, Wales.

After leaving Wales, he spent time in New Zealand, and served in the New Zealand Militia.

At enlistment, he was single, 33 years old, worked as a quarry manager and lived in Shellharbour, N.S.W.  Robert embarked, as a sergeant, on HMAT A14 Euripides, with 3rd Battalion, G Company, on 20th October 1914. After arriving in Egypt, he took part in training, and left for Gallipoli, with the first troops.

Robert landed with 3rd Battalion, B Company, on 25th April 1915 and survived the first day. He was killed in action, on 27th April 1915, along with a number of his company. He was buried at the time but the grave was lost.

Robert is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial. He is also commemorated on the Albion Park, Shellharbour and St Pauls Church of England, Honor Rolls.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JONES R D

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