Tuesday, September 27, 2016

William John (Big Jack) Jones

badgeaifww1Serial Number and Rank:  2768, Private
Birth:  Milton 25 May 1899, Reg 1899/22661 Milton
Bap:  4 October 1906 St Peters and St Pauls Milton
Parents: John Jones and Esther Sarah Hapgood
Enlisted:  Holdsworthy 30 August 1915, was 16 years at the time but said he was 21 years old. Enlisted with his cousins Ambrose Jackson and Alton Cork
Next of Kin:  Fa. John Jones of Milton
Service: 19th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement and 3rd Battalion
RTA 1 July 1919 “Franfurt” with the 3rd Battalion, discharged 2 July 1919
Death:  1947, buried Toowoomba Cemetery Queensland
Marriage:  Elizabeth Ann Tierney
Honour Rolls:  Milton Church of England
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton School as John Jones
Pre war service in the 87th Battalion Cadets.
Commended for the Military medal on 26 October 1918.
The medal was present to William in England 14 May 1919.
After the war he moved to Toowoomba Queensland
Photo: Courtsey of William’s Son, Bob Jones May 2010

William was commended for the Military medal on 26 October 1918, which was present to William in England 14 May 1919. On 11 August 1918 still with the 19th Battalion William showed distinguished service and great courage and bravery throughout the heaviest of fighting, continue to running messages between the battalion headquarters and the attacking troops, passing through the enemy artillery barrage and facing intense machine gun and rifle fire, with utter disregard for his person safety.

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