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Private 2416

46th Battalion


His father, Ernest Jones of Bannockburn

Leongatha, Victoria 4/9/1915

Age 18 years 1 month, 5'7", 8 stone 11 pounds, blue eyes and dark hair


Bank clerk

He was killed in action at Guedecourt near Bapaume on12/2/1917

He was buried in Villers Bretonneux

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 Bancourt 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.



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JONES, Ernest

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