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D. Jones, Werribee


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D. Jones, Werribee


Jones, D.


Wyndham City Libraries


Heinz Freisler







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D. Jones, Werribee
The Werribee Shire area covered a vast area back in 1915-20. If you look at the honor boards there are names from; Werribee, Melton, Little River, West Footscray, Williamstown, Laverton, Newport, Bacchus March and Spotswood.

Not all of the people named on the Werribee Council Roll of Honour could be found within the Werribee Shire area and these people could have been working on the land near Werribee. It is not known if the names that were sent in to the Shire Secretary were confirmed by the said Council of the day. So it is possible not all names submitted were from the Werribee area.

There were 485 Jones recorded in Victoria in the AIF Project. 20 had the intitials of D. Jones, but none were from the Werribee area. National Archives of Australia had 3,028 recorded in Australia.

An article printed about troops leaving Werribee listed a Mr A. Jones being farewelled at "smoke social".
Werribee Shire Banner, 29 July 1915, p.3.

The Roll of Honor in that issue also listed Jones, A. from Werribee.
Werribee Shire Banner, 29 Jully 1915, p.3.

Jones A., Werribee appeared in the Roll of Honor from 22 July 1915 to 6 February 1919 after which it was removed.

Jones, D. did not appear in the Roll of Honor until 13 February 1919.
Werribee Shire Banner, 13 February 1919, p.3.

Private D. Jones was one of the troops mentioned as leaving Melbourne on Saturday 16 December 1916.
Werribee Shire Banner, 14 December 1916, p.2.

A Private Jones "... (well known as an official in the local post office)..." was mentioned as returning to Werribee and being met by Cr. Canny and Rev. A. H. Ash.
Werribee Shire Banner, 13 June 1918, p.2.

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