honor role

Jonas, Charles

* 26 Bugler 16th Bn.

Born at Melbourne, RC. Enlisted 14 September 1914 age 19, milkman. Nok W. Parkes of Pinjarra and his mother, Elizabeth Jonas who was variously at Broome House in Broome St, Cottesloe, 25 Victoria Square, Perth, PO Busselton and Korigekup Hotel at Harvey. The address for his sister, Esther Jonas, was the Federal Taxation Department, Perth. Embarked at Melbourne 22 December 1914 per A40 Ceramic. Killed in action at Gallipoli on 2nd May 1915. Lone Pine Memorial, Panel Ref 53. Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. On 30 January 1916, Mrs Elizabeth Jonas wrote to the Australian Defence Forces HQ in Melbourne, ‘Dear Sir, Would you please let me know something on my son, Charles Jonas. A young fellow by the name of Paddy Amoit of the 16th Battalion returned last week. He was with my son and he said he was killed. I have not heard from him since he left Egypt for the Front. “The reply on 23 February 1916 read, “he is now reported as wounded and missing on 2nd May 1915, previously wounded and no further particulars are available.’ In July 1916 she was officially informed of her son’s death. In 1921 Elizabeth and daughter Esther were residing at Broome House, Broome St, Cottesloe.