Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

William Teulwyn JONES


Born: 1893

Birthplace: Dines, Merionetholine, Wales

Parents: William Jones
Mary Jones (nee Owen)

Awards and Honours

  • Military Medal
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


29th Battalion



Regimental Service Number: 3565

Enlistment date: 17 February, 1916 Warragul, Victoria

Age at enlistment: 22 years 8 months

Address at enlistment: Ellenbank, via Warragul.

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: William Jones, Llanbymain, Montgomayshire, Wales

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 10 stones 8 pounds
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Distinctive marks: 3 Vaccination marks Right Arm

Embarkation ship: Orsova.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 23 June, 1919

Return Vessel: H R Orita.

Arrival at Australia: 6 August, 1919.

Discharge Date: 21 September, 1919

War Service Summary

17/02/1916 - Enlisted
18/03/1916 - 19th Deport Battery, Geelong
21/04/1916 - Transferred to 29th Reinforcements, Geelong
01/08/1916 - Embarked aboard Orsova for England
14/09/1916 - Disembarked Plymouth
05/12/1916 - Proceeded to France aboard Princess Victoria from Folkestone
09/12/1916 - Marched in to Etaples from England
28/01/1917 - From 8th Reinforcements to 29th Infantry Battalion; in the field
23/03/1917 - Wounded In Action; Gun Shot Wound to Left thigh; to Dressing Station in the field; 6th Field Ambulance; wins Military Medal:
"At Beaumetz on 23rd March 1917 Private Jones displayed conspicuous bravery. Early in the morning the enemy counterattacked strongly, and a few of his troops managed to penetrate the village, and get between the village and Lebucquiere.
The telephone wires were continually being cut and the only means of communication was by runners. Private Jones and another runner were instructed to try and get into Beaumetz and ascertain the position from O.C. left Company. Although his comrade was killed, and he himself wounded in the leg, Private Jones persisted in his effort, evaded the enemy parties, delivered his message and returned with the answer. In spite of his wound he remained at duty until the situation was cleared up."
01/04/1917 - Admitted # A.C.Clearing Station
07/04/1917 - To S.M. C. Clearing Station
12/04/1917 - Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field
30/04/1917 - Returned to Duty and rejoined Unit
26/05/1917 - Award of Military Medal gazetted in 4th supplement No. 30095 to the London Gazette, page 5196, position 42;
07/10/1917 - On leave
11/10/1918 - Military Medal gazetted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, page 2662, position 73
18/10/1917 - Returned from Leave
23/10/1917 - To school
29/10/1917 - Returned from school
03/01/1918 - Transfered to 5th Australian Divisional Headquarters
14/01/1918 - Rejoined unit
05/04/1918 - Base records contacts father whose address has changed to Montgomeryshire, North Wales. This address was given by Mr. John E. Jones, Ellenbank, via Warragul, Victoria
02/10/1918 - Transferred to 32nd Battalion AIF; in the Field
05/11/1918 - Proceeded on leave to England
22/11/1918 - Rejoined unit from leave
12/02/1919 - On leave to England from France
13/03/1919 - Rejoined unit; France
17/04/1919 - Marched out for Return to Australia
23/04/1919 - Embarked for England from Harve
24/04/1919 - Marched in to Weymouth
14/05/1919 - Reported AWL but this was In Error
23/06/1919 - Embarked for Australia aboard Orita
06/08/1919 - Arrived in Australia
21/09/1919 - Discharged from duty

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife & children:
1928 Married Florence Mary Evans in New Zealand; see folio No. 1113

Place/s of residence:
1914 C/- Railway Station, Melton; Electoral Roll
1916 Ellenbank via Warragul
1928 - New Zealand

1914 Labourer
1916 - Farmer

Date of death:
Place of burial:

Other relevant information:
05/04/1918 - John E. Jones, Ellenbank, Via Warragul writes a letter to War Office re address of next of kin in Wales.


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Nominal Roll