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Corporal John Jones

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Thomas Jones

Ancestor's date of birth: : 05/11/1877

Ancestor's date of death: 19/01/1962

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service Number: 14

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 359

Contingent: Fourth South Australian

Ship: Manhatten, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Buried Cheltenham Cemetery South Australia.

Decorations: Detail not provided

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: June 1900-June 1901 as part of 4th Imperial Bushmen Regt in Cape Colony including charge at Bakenkop (3 July 1900) and skirmish at Stinkhoutboom where three killed (24 July 1900), and under Plumer in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, and advance on Pietersburg and into east Transvaal. Wounded at Wittenbergen.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Elsie Amelia Woods and had 7 children Amelia Died after childbirth of twins. Married again, this time Lilian Virgin and had another 3 children.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Greg Main Wright, Katherine NT
Relationship to Ancestor: Great uncle

Name of Descendant: John Robert Jones, Glenelg SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

Name of Descendant: Harrison/Isaac/Hannah Young, Glenelg SA
Relationship to Ancestor: 3 great great grandchildren

Name of Descendant: Matthew/Joshua Morrell, Kidman Park SA
Relationship to Ancestor: 2 Great great grandsons

Name of Descendant: Violet Lindsay, Findon SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter


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