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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", 8 stone 11 pounds, blue eyes and dark hair

Religion Presbyterian

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

Military History

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.


JONES, Ernest

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