Gunner Thomas George Jones was a 22 year old machinist from Australia Street, Granville. He was the son of William Alfred Jones, who was deceased, and the brother of Mrs E. McKay and Mrs A. McKay, also of Australian Street, Granville. He enlisted on 22 September 1915 and was assigned to the 20 Infantry Battalion, 1 to 13 Reinforcements. He embarked with his unit aboard the HMAT Suevic A29 from Sydney on 20 December 1915. He was taken on strength on 14 March 1916. He was promoted to Temporary Bombardier in France on 26 May 1917. He reverted to the rank of gunner on 8 June 1917. He was promoted to Temporary Bombardier and then to Bombardier on 22 June 1917. He was wounded in action, suffering a gunshot wound to the hand, in France on 26 August 1917. He re-joined his unit on 18 October 1917 after recovering from his wound.

He married Ms Maud Chapman on 21 April 1919 at St John’s Church in London. He returned to Australia from England aboard the HMS Dunvegan Castle on 4 July 1919.

Kimberley Russell, Volunteer Research Assistant, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2017