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Jones, Ray
Biography: Raymond Jones (Service Number 260) was a signaller in the 19th Battalion of the AIF. Prior to the outbreak of war, Jones was employed by Anthony Hordern & Sons, Universal Providers. He enlisted on 17 February 1915, aged 25, and sailed from Sydney on board the "S.S. Ceramic" on 25 June 1915. Jones saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium before being assigned to permanent base work because of an ear problem in July 1917. He saw out the war in France and then returned to England where he met and married an English woman named Edith Nellie (nee Laughlin). Jones finally returned to Australia late in 1919. He corresponded regularly with his family in NSW and his sister who was a missionary in China from 1915 to 1919. His service record is digitised and available online -
Activities/Occupation: Soldiers, Diarists
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