LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman John Herbert JONES

Service No: 1965
Born: Camberwell VIC, 14 November 1910
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 December 1935 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 10 Squadron
Died: Accident (Drowning), England, 1 January 1941, Aged 30 Years
Buried: Hooe (St John) Churchyard Extension, Devon
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Jones; husband of Linda Mary Jones, of Kew, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 99, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Rathmines Memorial Bowling Club, Rathmines NSW

On the 1st January 1941, Leading Aircraftman Jones, an Air Gunner, drowned while on leave.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

Bibliography:

Ashworth, N. (Norman) The ANZAC Squadron: A history of No. 461 Squadron RAAF 1942-5, Hesperian Press Victoria Park WA 6100, 1994
Baff, K.C (Kevin), Maritime is Number Ten, K.C. Baff Netley SA, 1983
Joubert, P.B. (Sir Phillip Bennet) Birds and Fishes: the story of Coastal Command, Hutchinson and Company London, 1960
Southall, I.F. (Ivan Francis) (418900) They Shall Not Pass Unseen, Angus and Robertson Sydney NSW, 1956
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992