Walter Jones

RANK: Corporal


UNITS SERVED: 8th Battalion H Company- Infantry

ENLISTMENT DATE: 18 August 1914


PERSONAL DETAILS: Walter was 5 foot 7 inches, weighed 136 lbs and had green eyes. During his time before World War One Walter Jones previously served in the military and had the occupation of a cab driver. He lived in Marley Street, Sale, Victoria. He was single and lived with his parents.

HIS ROLE AT WAR: Whilst at war Walter Jones began his service as a private. He was admitted to hospital many times due to being shot at least five separate times and severe cases of influenza and orchitis. He served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France and was promoted from private to corporal whilst in hospital in Egypt. Whilst in hospital Walter was sent to England for treatment many times. After returning back to service on the 7th of July 1918 Walter was killed in action a month later on the 9th of August 1918.

INTERESTING INFORMATION: On the 23rd of August 1917 whilst on active service Walter struck a Private Jolly in the face. For this he was sentenced to forfeit twenty days’ pay and five days later he was admitted to hospital with a severe case of orchitis. This is where he met his future wife Lilian Sarah Watts. Walter married Lilian whilst in hospital in England on another stay.


MEMORIAL DETAILS: Fouquescourt British Cemetery, France III. A. 10.