Claiming to be 19 years old (he was only 16) at the time he enlisted, he was assigned no. 6318 and the rank of Gunner. On news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, Jones transferred to 5th Brigade and embarked for.
On 21 February 1879 as one of the replacements for the losses sustained by. Jones would spend nearly 3 years in. Under Campaigns, Joness service papers note; Zulu 1879. DURING THE ZULU AND 1ST BOER WARS.Harnesss N/5 Battery Royal Artillery saw more action in. During the conflicts of 1877-81. Initially taking part in the Frontier War of 1878 in support of the 24.
Foot, the battery formed part of Glyns Column during the invasion of. At the time of its entry into. Of 130 all ranks, with six guns, 73 horses, 36 mules, and six mule-carts, with transport waggons.
In the disastrous encounter with the enemy at Isandlwana, the battery lost Bt. Major Stuart Smith, 61 non-com. Officers and men, two guns, 24 horses, 30 mules, and 534 rounds of ammunition, beside the whole of the camp equipment.
With the remains of the Column on the 23rd Jan. Remained at Rorkes Drift post until the 25th, and then proceeded to Helpmakaar, where it remained until the 17th April. During the second invasion of. The battery formed part of Newdigates 2. Division, with the battery, minus 2 guns, taking part in the battle of Ulundi.
The battery subsequently formed part of Baker Russells Column and took part in search for the Zulu King. On the conclusion of the Zulu War, the battery proceeded to the. And was still present at the outbreak of the 1.During this conflict, in which thet played a leading role, the battery was split up with 2 gun divisions taking part in the disastrous battles of Laings Nek and Ingogo River and a further two guns taking part in the heroic siege of Potchesfstroom. On 21 October 1884 he extended his service to 12 years with the Colours and was eventually discharged on 18 September 1898 after completing a total of 21 years. His intended address at the time was. Woolwich and his Character on Discharge was rated as Very Good. On 19 April 1900, Jones attested for a further One Year with the Royal Horse Artillery being finally discharged on 18 April 1901. Census has him, along with his wife, resident at the Royal Artillery Barracks. He passed away on 11 April 1905 at the age of 44.
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