Name Ernest Jones
Number Private 2416
Battalion 46th Battalion
Place of Birth Bannockburn
Next of Kin His father, Ernest Jones of Bannockburn
Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 4/9/1915
Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 1 month, 5’7 ¼ “, 8 stone 11 pounds, blue eyes and dark hair
Occupation bank clerk
Date and place of death He was killed in action at Guedecourt near Bapaume on12/2/1917
Location of grave or memorial
Villers Bretonneux Memorial Villers Bretonneux France
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
He enlisted in Leongatha and was working at a local bank
- He attended Bannockburn State School and Geelong College
- 4/9/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
- 14/3/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Anchises
- He went to Egypt
- 2/6/16 He left Alexandria and went to Marseilles
- 12/2/17 He was killed in action in France
- His effects consisted of a wallet, bible, letters, photos and coins.
- He was first buried in Chalk Cliff Quedecourt and then his family was informed that he was buried in Bancourt British Cemetery.
- There is controversy about his grave. It was first stated that he was buried in Bancroft British Cemetery but this was later believed to be incorrect. The family received a photograph and after 17 years the authorities considered him to have been missing and not having a grave. His own friend saw him killed and buried. He is registered as being on the memorial at Villers Bretonneux. This issue upset the family very much.
- His family received his medals, plaque and scroll.