Robert Law JONES (1895-19..)



Lance Sergeant: 3169 Robert Law JONES.

Born: 1895. Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia. NSW Birth Cert:16568/1895.




Father: John Jones.

Mother: Inez Emily Jones. nee: Brown.


Robert Law Jones enlisted with the 7th reinforcements 35 Battalion on the 4th of December 1916. Robert left Sydney on board HMAT A68 "Anchises" on the 24th of January 1917. Robert was a Lieutenant with the Senior Cadets and Citizen's Forces area 18th Infantry Battalion for 5 years prior to the Great War. Robert was a stenographer from "Corrabell" Smith Street, Manly in New South Wales where he lived with his mother Inez. His mother later moved to 138 Pittwater Road Manly.Robert was promoted to Acting Sergeant prior to embarkation to the United Kingdom.

Robert arrived in England on the 28th of March 1917. He reverted back to Private prior to marching out to Durrington Army Camp on the 7th of April 1917. Robert was promoted again to Acting Sergeant on the 16th of May 1917 and sent to the 9th Training Battalion, School of Instruction Command at Fidworth, England on the 9th of July 1917. Robert was to proceed overseas on the 28th of August 1917 from Durrington Army Camp and reverted back to the rank of Private. He was taken on strength in France with the 35th Battalion on the 13th of September 1917. On the 4th of October 1917 Robert wasWounded in Action. 1st Occasion.and was admitted to the 11th General Hospital and invalided back to England. He was transfered to the Ontario Military Hospital and then to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital on the 12th of December 1917.

Robert proceeded overseas for France via Southhamton after training with the Traing Brigade Longbridge, Deverill, England on the 14th of Febreuary 1918. Robert rejoined the 35th on the 21st of February 1918 and again promoted to Lance Sergeant on the 15th of May. He was discharged to duty on the 1st of June and wasWounded in Action. 2nd Occasion receiving a gun shot wound to the buttox and thigh and was transfered for medical treatment to the 10th Field Ambulance Station where he reverted to the rank of Lance Corporal. After medical treatment Robert was sent to the Australian Gas School in the field (France) for training and was again promoted to Lance Sergeant. Robert was againWounded in Action 3rd Occasionreceiving a gun shot wound to the leg on the 22nd of August whilst in France.

He was evacuated to England aboard HMS Gloster Castle on the 26th of August and then to the 1st Souther General Hospital on the 27th of August. Robert was granted furlo for repatriation from Dartford, England between the 17th to the 31st of October 1918 to Hurdcott, London, England. Robert embarked from Liverpool, England aboard HMAT "Orca" on the 19th of February 1919 and disembarked in Sydney, Australia on the 3rd of April 1919. Robert was discharged from the AIF on the 27th of June 1919. Robert received the Royal Life Saving Society Bronze Medal and Certificate of Competency on the 7th of Ferbuary 1920.

Robert's British War Medal: and Victory Medal: L. SGT R.L. JONES 35BN AIF and Royal Life Saving Society of NSW Bronze Medalion with his original 35th Battalion shoulder patch were aquired in 2002 from a collector in Newcastle, and are now in the collection.

Robert's Comford Fund Book to L/SGT 3169 L S JONES 35th Bn was acquired from a dealer on the Central Coast in March 2007 and has been re-united with his medals.

Comfort Fund Diary

Comfort Fund Diary

Comfort Fund Diary; L/SGT R L JONES 35TH BN

Manly WW1 War Memorial

Military Records

Australian National Archives

Rockdale Enlistees

Under Construction; 21/03/2007-07/02/2015.

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