4/1436 - Corporal

Francis Charles

JONES

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Timeline


1915

1915

25 September

Enlistment

Wellington Military District

1915

11 October

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

9 March

Embarked for France

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

28 March

Admitted to hospital

1916

2 April

Diagnosed with Inflammation of the Connective Tissue and deafness

1916

21 June

Marched in to NZ Base Depot, Rouen

1916

27 June

Rejoined the Company

1916

18 October

Admitted to hospital

1916

19 October

Diagnosed with abscess on the face

1916

26 October

Embarked for England

1916

28 October

Admitted to hospital with sinusitis

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Company began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras in order to accommodate thousands of soldiers for an upcoming battle

1916

21 November

Diagnosed with debility

1917

1917

13 February

Classified unfit for active service on account of deafness

1917

16 February

Marched in to NZ Depot, Codford

1917

5 April

Transfer to New Zealand

S.S. Athenic

1917

28 August

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Francis Charles JONES.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 4.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Francis Charles JONES (4/1436)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2021 (2009). Accessed: 15 April 2021. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=426