John Young Jones

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Young
Last Name: 
Jones
Date of Birth: 
Monday, August 2, 1880
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Jones nee Young
Father's Name: 
Theo Jones
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, January 11, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Tunnelling Company
Company: 
2nd Tunnel
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 28, 1940
Place of Death: 
Woonona, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Young Jones (Service No 1421), was born in Wales and came to Australia with his family in 1887.

In 1901, he married Elizabeth Henry in Woonona, N.S.W. and they had 5 children.

At enlistment, he was 34 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Woonona, N.S.W. John embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses, with Mining Corps Reinforcement 1, on 20th February 1916.

He arrived in France on 8th May 1916 and joined 2nd Tunnel Company in the field, on 29th December 1916. He saw service on the Western Front until 27th March 1917, when he was admitted to hospital dangerously ill. John was repatriated to Australia, in December 1917 and finally discharged medically unfit on 5th July 1918.

After the war he and Elizabeth had 5 more children and he worked for the Woonona Co Op store.

John died suddenly, at home, in 1940 and is buried in Bulli Cemetery, Bulli, N.S.W.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JONES J

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.