Jones, Second Lieutenant Sydney
No 3 Sqn AFC
Sydney Jones came from Normanton, Queensland, and was a 22 year old Clerk, a member of the RAN Reserve and a veteran of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force’s 1914 operations in New Guinea, when he joined the 1st Australian General Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps, in Brisbane on 11 May 1915. On 12 June he departed from Brisbane on HMAT A63 Karoola. He was an acting Sergeant in the AAMC in England when, after a period of illness, he transferred to the Australian Army Pay Corps in April 1917 before applying for pilot training in November. He graduated as a pilot and was commissioned in February 1918. After further training, he was posted to France in May and joined No 3 Sqn on 1 June.
He was killed in an aircraft accident at Flesselles on 15 June 1918 while flying RE 8 A3817 with 2Lt
S A Loram, who was also killed. The aircraft was making a turn over the village when the engine failed and it “‘got into a flat spin” and crashed.
2Lt S Jones is buried in Grave III E 6 at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France.