Herbert Stanley (Bert) Jones
From Our Contribution
|Date of Birth||c1886|
|Place of Birth||Kerang, Victoria|
|Place of Death||Northam, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||29 years, 8 months|
5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 125 lbs|
56.699 kg; tanned complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
|Religion||Church of Christ|
|Address||'Clifford', Armadale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr William Henry Jones|
|Date of Enlistment||23 Feb 1916|
|Unit/Formation||10th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement transferred to 1st Imperial Camel Corps Brigade, 3rd Anzac Battalion, 3 Company.|
|Date of Embarkation||16 May 1916 ‒ 16 Jun 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A52 Surada Fremantle to Port Suez|
|Date of Return||23 Dec 1918 ‒ 15 Jan 1919|
|Ship Returned On||SS Leicestershire Port Suez to Fremantle|
|Fate||Returned to Australia|
|Monument||none at present|
British War Medal |
Bert joined up with his older brother Victor Henry Jones. Their next of kin had lived in Armadale from 1912 or earlier, with the boys working on farms away from home at time of enlistment. On enlistment Bert gave his address as Post Office Brookton.
Trained with the 6th Depot Squadron before being allocated to the 17th reinforcement draft for the 10th Light Horse Regiment. On arrival in Egypt Bert entered their Reserve Regiment on 17 Jun 1916 at Tel-el-Kebir. However, on 1 Sep 1916 he was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps at Abbassia, and on 21 Sep 1916 joined the No 3 Company, 1st Anzac Battalion.
In Feb 1917 he spent the first four days with the Imperial Camel Corps Field Ambulance at El Arish suffering with diarrhoea, before transferring on 4 Apr 1917 to the 3rd Anzac Battalion's No 12 Company in the outpost line at Abasan-el-Kebir.
On 1 Jul 1918 a reorganisation of local forces saw Bert assigned to the 15th Light Horse Brigade. In Nov 1918 he contracted malaria and spent time in the 31st General Hospital in Abbassia before being invalided home.
Discharged as unfit (malaria) by the 5th Military District on 23 Feb 1919;
Electoral Roll entries - 1921 Bruce Rock, contractor (with brother); 1925 - 1954 farmer at Mukinbudin (1925 - 1934 with brother).
1926 married Esther Mary Rowe. Esther in 1958 - 1977, was at 12 Saunders street Swanbourne; before she died 17 Aug 1982 in Claremont aged 87.
Son Laurence V Jones from Sunnyside farm, Mukinbudin wrote in 1940 seeking his father's unclaimed medals.