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Thomas Talisin Jones (elder brother of Theophilus Clde Jones, Tree No. 1474) was born in and enlisted from Ballarat on 7th April 1915. He was 23 years old, unmarried an worked as a tailor's cutter. He was drafted to 23rd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 969. During his service he was promoted to Corporal. During the fighting at Pozieres in early August he was reported æmissing' and his mother notified accordingly. It was subsequently reported that he was in hospital in England recovering from a gunshot wound to his foot, and on Christmas Eve 1916 his status was amended to ænot missing' and his mother so notified. Her letters to him remained unanswered, and indicate her growing anxiety about his whereabouts and health. On December 17th 1917 an enquiry finally concluded that the reports of his hospitalisation in England were not correct and he had in fact been killed in action on August 4th 1916. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux in France, and on the grave of his parents Isaac and Margaret.
Tree No. 455