Berowra Waters - World War 1 Memorial – Gunner Rex Jones

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Description

The memorial to Gunner Rex Jones is located on the eastern side of Berowra Waters approximately 150 meters up the roadway overlooking the river. It is made of sandstone blocks with engraved writing on the top slab. It is approximately 1.5 metres long and 0.5 metres wide.

Gunner Rex Jones was born at Hornsby NSW in 1893 and when he enlisted on 17 January 1916 at Marrickville his occupation was listed as a station hand (sheep stud farm) and lived at ‘Arcadia’ Goodwin Road Berowra NSW.

He has allocated Service Number 18883 and his unit was given as 7th Australian Field Artillery, 27 Battery. He embarked from Sydney Australia on board the HMAT A8 Argyllshire to overseas on 11 May 1916 to France. He arrived there on 29 December 1916.

During his service he was admitted to hospital with a septic toe on his right foot in April 1917 and again admitted to hospital with PVO on 21 November 1917.

While in England he married Edith Marian, nee Campbell at Lambeth, London on 12 July 1919. They returned to Australia on the vessel Benella on 29th November 1919. He was discharged from the services on 27 January 1920.

Rex was accidently drowned on 26 November 1936 at Berowra Waters.

Inscription

Dedicated to the Memory of Rex Jones

27th Bty 7th AFA

Accidentally Drowned

26th November 1936

Veterans listed on this memorial

Rank Given Name Family Name Conflict/s Fate Service No. Service Unit Campaign Link
Gunner Rex Jones World War 1 18882 AIF 7th Australian Field Artillery, 27th Battery France view
Address
Corner Berowra Waters Road
Kirkpatrick Way
Berowra Waters NSW 2082
Location/surrounding area
Berowra Waters
Recorded by
Ronald L McIntosh
Conflict/s
World War 1

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