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JONES, Wallace Alfred

Wallace Alfred Jones

2919, Corporal Wallace Alfred Jones

53rd Battalion AIF

Killed in Action – 17th March, 1918

Australian War Memorial:

SALISBURY, ENGLAND, 1917-07. A STUDIO PORTRAIT OF 2919 CORPORAL WALLACE ALFRED (ALF) JONES, A PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT) INSTRUCTOR, AT THE AIF ENCAMPMENT ON SALISBURY PLAIN. THE BADGE OF CROSSED SWORDS THAT HE IS WEARING ABOVE HIS CORPORAL’S CHEVRONS DENOTES HIS POSITION AS A PT INSTRUCTOR. HIS BELT BUCKLE IS A BRITISH PATTERN 14 BUCKLE THAT HE HAS PROBABLY DONNED FOR THE PHOTOGRAPH, TO MAKE HIS UNIFORM LOOK SMARTER. CORPORAL JONES WAS KILLED IN ACTION ON 1918-03-17 AND BURIED AT SOMER CEMETERY. (DONOR: P. JONES)

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ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Australian War Graves

Further Reading – The Whale Oil Guards – 53rd Battalion AIF

Picture Source – Trove

 
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