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Full Name: Sydney Bruce Jones
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Sydney Bruce
Surname: Jones
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 8377
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Salesman
Next of Kin: Mr. Sydney G. Jones (father), Lyne Street, Gore, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 32 Princes Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Military District: Invercargill
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 1st Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 20 Battalion
Embarkation Date: 5 January 1940
Place of Embarkation: Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand
Vessel: Dunera
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 1
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 94
Campaigns: Crete
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Crete
Date of Death: 22 May 1941
Age at Death: 24
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Memorial Name: Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference: Face 13.
Biographical Notes: Sydney Jones was the son of Sydney George Jones and of Mary Jones (nee Craig), of Gore, Southland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940)
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