Albert Ernest Jones was born in Wallan, VIC and was a Contractor by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the 37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement on 10 July 1916 at the age of 28. His un In September he successfully completed a Physical & Bayonet Course at Aldershot then, on Christmas Eve 1917, he joined the 37th Battalion in France. He was wounded in action on June 15th 1918 and evacuated to the Bath War Hospital in England suffering from a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. While recovering in England, he went absent without leave and was declared an illegal absentee, which led to him facing a Court Martial to answer the charge of æFailing to report to the RSM at AIF Headquarters on 5/8/'18 at 11.00am and remained absent until surrendering to the Military Authorities on 29/11/'18 at 9.00 am'. He was found guilty, sentenced to nine months detention and on December 20th, he was taken to the Lewes Detention Barracks. On Anzac Day 1919, 140 days were remitted from his sentence. He returned to Australia on the Zealandia and disembarked at Melbourne on June 28th 1919. it embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916.
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