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Sergeant Harold John Jones

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13th Light Horse Regiment
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Image of plaque on tree N133 for Harold Jones
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Harold was born at Panmure, VIC in 1894 to Charles Hotham Jones(2) and Emily Laura Farrell. Harold had two brothers, Percival, who is also remembered in the Avenue and Hotham who is also listed on the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour, published in The Bacchus Marsh Express on the 21st of December 1918.

Harold was a clerk(3) and an Acting Sergeant in the 29th Light Horse when he enlisted in the AIF, 13th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron on the 22nd of February 1915, aged 20. He embarked aboard the HMAT A34 Persic in May, disembarking in Egypt some time later.

Harold embarked for Gallipoli in September 1915 and after the evacuation was admitted to hospital in Mudros, Greece with septic sores to the feet, then transferred to hospital in Egypt. At the end of January 1916 he was discharged from hospital to Oasis duty. In late March the 13th Light Horse was broken down to provide divisional cavalry and Harold was allotted to the 4th Divisional Cavalry and promoted to Lance Corporal. Harold embarked from Egypt in June.

After disembarking at Marseilles, France the Divisional cavalry was reunited as the 13th Light Horse in the 1st ANZAC Mounted Troops a month later. In March 1917 he was promoted to Corporal. Harold had two weeks leave in England in September . The 1st ANZAC Mounted Troops, of which the 13th Light Horse was a part, became the Australian Corps Mounted Troops in January 1918. In March 1918 he was detached for duty for the purpose of instructing in the use of the Hotchkiss Rifle - probably refers to the Hotchkiss light machine gun.

Harold was promoted to Sergeant in July 1918 and in November he was granted two weeks leave in England. He was admitted to hospital in France with defective vision in January 1919 and again in February with influenza - later transferred to hospital in England and discharged in early March.

In July 1919 Harold embarked for Australia aboard the Chemnitz - his brother Percival was returning on the same ship - disembarking in Australia in September. Harold was discharged from the AIF in November.

Harold died in Queensland in 1976.

He is listed on the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour.


  1. He was promoted to Sergeant.
  2. Charles Jones was a Police Constable in Bacchus Marsh. He was killed during a street brawl early on New Year's day, 1911. The Bacchus Marsh Express 7 Jan 1911
  3. Prior to this he was a Teacher at Williamstown State School. The Bacchus Marsh Express 16 Oct 1909

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Last updated by lee, Sat, 28 Aug 2021 18:33:39