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Leslie John JONES (1900-1950)

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Leslie John Jones

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Lily Edith Iolanthe Davison

Leslie John JONES,1 son of Samuel Thomas JONES (1875-1903) and Mary ANDERSON (1877-1944), was born on 30 August 1900 at 41 Turner St in Redfern, NSW.2,3 He was a follower of the Church of England faith .4 He was educated at the Bourke St Public School in Surry Hills, NSW. Leslie is on the school's Honour Roll for his war service.5 He was described as being of a medium complexion with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was 5ft 5ins tall and weighed 8stone 4lbs. His chest measurements were 32 to 35ins. He had scars on both knees, the back of his right hand and on the inside of his left leg near the shin .4 On 21 May 1917 he was a rope machinist . He advised this when enlisting for World War I.4 He made a will in 1917 . It was made when embarking to serve in World War I and was held by his mother but its details are not known.4

between 21 May 1917 and 7 April 1919 when aged 16-18 he served in World War I in 8/34th Battalion. He enlisted with the consent of his mother at Victoria Barracks in Paddington, NSW. His service number was 3226 and he attained the rank of Private. He did his basics at Liverpool, NSW and then on 16 July 1917, he embarked from Sydney on the HMAT (A16) "Port Melbourne". On 16 September he marched into the 9th Training Battalion, at Fovant in the Durrington District in south-west Wiltshire. On 5 January 1918 he was convicted of being AWL and improperly dressed. The punishment was 7 days forfeit of pay. He then proceeded overseas to France leaving from Southampton on 17 January 1918. On 4 April he was AWL for two days and his punishment was 22 days forfeit of pay. Three days later he marched out to the front lines. He was reported as Missing in Action on 7 May and was later identified as being a Prisoner of War in German hands. After the war finished he was repatriated to England arriving on 24 November 1918 which was confirmed by a message from Dover on that date. He was finally sent home on the "Ulysses" and discharged on 7 April 1919.4 Leslies' medals and awards were the Victory Medal (No 71935) and the British War Medal (No75248) and the 1914/15 Star.6 On 1 October 1921 Leslie resided at 44 Coomber Rd in Paddington, NSW. This was at the time of his marriage.3 On 1 October 1921 he was a labourer . This was his stated occupation when he was getting married.3 He married Lily Edith Iolanthe DAVISON on 1 October 1921 in Surry Hills. As Lily was under 21 (aged 17), the consent of her step-father George Davison was given. George was also a witness to the marriage along with Leslie's brother, Roy Jones.7

he died (aged 50) in November 1950 in Bankstown, NSW.8

 

Lily Edith Iolanthe DAVISON1 was the daughter of George DAVISON ( - ) and Grace MARTIN ( - ). She and Leslie John JONES had the following children:

 

Lily Beryl JONES (1922-2013)

Leslie John JONES (1924- ) (known as 'Jack')

Donald Edward JONES (1926-1997)

Citations

1{S0245}, Researcher : HOLDSTOCK (nee JONES), Lily Beryl (0189) re JONES, VARNADOE. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0335}, Certificate - Birth : JONES, Leslie John (0185). Custom Id: NSW 25843 / 1900. Cit. Date: 11 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Registration no : 25843 / 1900
3{S0148}, Certificate - Marriage : JONES, Leslie John (0185) and DAVISON, Lily Edith Iolanthe (0187). Custom Id: NSW 14011 / 1921. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
4{S0549}, Military Service File : JONES, Leslie John (0185). Cit. Date: 3 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0245}, Researcher : HOLDSTOCK (nee JONES), Lily Beryl (0189) re JONES, VARNADOE. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Personal knowlege
6{S0242}, Military Service File : JONES, George (0171). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7{S0148}, Certificate - Marriage : JONES, Leslie John (0185) and DAVISON, Lily Edith Iolanthe (0187). Custom Id: NSW 14011 / 1921. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Reference no : 14011 / 1921
They were recorded as bachelor and spinster.
8{S0066}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Deaths (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Deaths Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 28897 / 1950

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014