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JONES – William Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion

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William Stewart Jones by Beryl Dancer EPG Gazette October 2011 (note some errors re William’s birth details)

Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameJONES – William
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 3888
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th July 1854 / 24 years / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Auburn / Right forefinger amputated
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – 8 months
Length of Service1 year 19 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd December 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Sebastopol clasp
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
24 John Street Belfast Ireland
Pension Districts1857 2nd Belfast
Pension Paid6d per diem
1881 increased to 1/0d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1830 Gilford Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
JONES William George
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
YOUNG Mary Jane
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B c1859 Ireland
M BROWN Louis c1878 Fremantle
D 4 July 1916 Peterborough, South Australia
Sarah Ann B c1863 Ireland
M SHARPE George 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
D 14 January 1933 Beaconsfield Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Jane B 1865 Ireland
M1 GODDARD Samuel 1888 Fremantle Western Australia
M2 BOLTON Herbert 1890 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1954 Canning Western Australia
bur Memorial Crematorium Rose Gardens Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Christiana (Christina) B November 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 2nd December 1868 St John’s Fremantle Western Australia
D 20th August 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Emily Helen B 21st June 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 30th June 1830 St John’s Fremantle
M SCHWENNESEN John Henry 1905 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1936 Swan District Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Martha Catherine B 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
M DICTON Frank Hassin 1897 Beaconsfield Western Australia
D 1947 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Presbyterian Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William Frederick B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
M Not yet known (indistinguishable)
D Not yet known (indistinguishable)
Clara Agnes B 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1888 Fremantle Western Australia
George Charles B 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
M LUSH Ellen J. 1906 Subiaco Western Australia
D 1957 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Stewart James B 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
M MARCHANT Lottie L. 1908 Geraldton Western Australia
D 24 Jul 1967 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
20th June 1883 Title Application North Fremantle Lot P43 and P44 2 acres
21st September 1883 Title issued
Frontage to Stirling Highway between John and Jackson Street North Fremantle
Occupation after
Wood merchant
Laundry business
Newspaper ArticlesThe Express and Telegraph (SA) Mon 10 Jul 1916, Page 1 Family Notices death of Elizabeth “WA papers please copy”
Daily News 20th May 1925 Obit of Mary Jones (widow) – contains anomalies
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st January 1899 Fremantle Western Australia St John’s Fremantle
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery and memorialised with wife Mary at Fremantle Cemetery
Note: His death certificate incorrectly records his age and birth place
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14 May 1925 Fremantle, Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia (Grantee son George)
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1899/095
Further InformationDischarge: While serving in the Crimea received frost bite to the right hand and arm which rendered the amputation of the right forefinger necessary after which he was sent home invalided. He has not since been able to handle his rifle. Nor is he ever likely to make an efficient soldier. His disability was the result of the cold and fatigue he was exposed to Scutari Hospital, H & R 15 Mar 1855. [WO100-33-207 & 308]


4th November 1868 purchased Fremantle Town Lots 849-850 for £6
6th October 1869 purchased Fremantle Town Lot 700 for £6