Herbert Stanley (Bert) Jones

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Herbert Stanley (Bert) Jones
Personal Information
Date of Birth c1886
Place of Birth Kerang, Victoria
Death 1955
Place of Death Northam, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 29 years, 8 months
Description 5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 125 lbs
56.699 kg
; tanned complexion ; blue eyes ; dark brown hair
Occupation Farmhand
Religion Church of Christ
Address 'Clifford', Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr William Henry Jones
Military Information
Reg Number 2469
Date of Enlistment 23 Feb 1916
Rank Trooper
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
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

War Service

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;

Post War

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.


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