JONES, Hugh Neven Owen
(Service number 49629)

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Date 18 June 1893 Place of Birth Kakahu Bush

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Teamster
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs J.W. Jones (mother), Kakahu School, Pleasant Point, Canterbury, New Zealand
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 25 July 1978 Age
Place of Death Dunedin, New Zealand
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hugh married Lily Jane Woonton on 18 April 1928. The couple had a daughter, Joy Woonton Jones born 30 June 1929, before Lily died on 8 January 1941. High went on to marryhis second wife, Helen McGregor in 1951, but she also died only a year later in 1952. Hugh married a third time in 1953 to Jessie Ellen Ellis, who died in 1970.

A family history by Allan & Esme Jones "(John William Bullocky and Elizabeth Anne Jones Second Family Reunion 1863-1992" (1987) includes an account of his life as written by his daughter Joy on p245.


Auckland War memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (28 November 2014); SCRoll web submission by K McMillan, 2 June 2016; SCRoll submission by J Burt, 14 May 2019

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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