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Edward Thomas Jones

Name on Board ET Jones
Name on Service
Edward Thomas  Jones
Enlistment Age 20
Occupation Electrical Engineer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Silvanus and Grace Mitchell Jones
Address 76 Farm St, Newport, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 1/10/1914
Service No. 226
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 22/12/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ulysses A38
Unit on Embarkation 14th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 7/08/1916
Unit on Death 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion
Rank on Death Sergeant
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Pozieres, France
Cemetery or Memorial Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Additional Information Edward Thomas Jones enlisted with the second contingent of 42 Williamstown enlistees and sailed with the Second Convoy of 19 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 31 December 1914. He attended Central State School, Williamstown and was a member of the Williamstown Baseball Club.  Prior to enlistment he was employed with the Mt Lyell Chemical Works. Edward Jones was at the Gallipoli landing for 14 days, remaining on the ship to look after the horses and to return to Egypt with them.   He was transferred to a machine gun section then the Pioneer Battalion prior to being sent to France.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 26 December 1914, p3; Saturday 9 September 1916, p2 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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