JONES, Stanley Alfred George
(Service number 77845)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||19 November 1892||Place of Birth||Canterbury, New Zealand|
|Date||3 May 1917||Age||24 years|
|Address at Enlistment||Fairlie|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs Jane JONES (mother), 57 Rugby Street, Papanui, Christchurch|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||5 May 1967||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Burke's Pass Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Stanley Alfred George Jones was born on 19 November 1892 in Canterbury, New Zealand, the youngest son of Charles and Jane (née Barnes) Jones. He was educated at Oamaru North and Oamaru Middle schools and at Christchurch East School. On 9 November 1911 at Waimate, William married Bertha Hilda Walker. Their son, William Herbert Jack, was born on 10 Sseptember 1912 at Waimate.
He was a garage proprietor at Fairlie when he enlisted on 3 May 1917 at Timaru, his name having been drawn in the Sixth Ballot in April 1917. He named his mother as next-of-kin - Mrs Jane Jones, 57 Rugby Street, Papanui, Christchurch. He was a member of the South Canterbury quota of the Forty-sixth Reinforcements which left Timaru by the north express on 9 September 1918 after parading at the drill hall. It appears that this was his second move to camp. On 14 August 1918, after three months service, Privte Stanley Alfred George Jones was admitted to hospital at Featherston Camp, suffering with influenza. S. A. G. Jones did not serve overseas.
Stanley married Mary Elizabeth Scott in 1920. He died on 5 May 1967, aged 74 years. Mary died in 1974. They are buried together in the Burke’s Pass Cemetery. His brother, Ernest Arthur Rupert Jones, served in World War One.
Waimate Daily Advertiser, 21 May 1918, Timaru Herald, 7 September 1918 (Papers Past) [08 October 2021; 03 February 2022]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 January 2022]; Burke’s Pass Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury branch NZSG cemetery records) [31 January 2022]; School Admission records (Oamaru & Canterbury branches NZSG) [31 January 2022]
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