John Jones(son of REES & JANE Vaughan? ) arrived on the Rajasthan 1840
-Mr. Rees Jones was born in the village of Mantman, Radnor, Wales. August 31, 1792
Rees Jones, late of the 23rd Regiment. Arrived in australia,1840. (died in aust) so not in 1841 census
'RAJASTHAN'JONES, Rees and wife Jane, 5 children including Rees, Elizabeth Ann, Ellen, 2 sons
their son john joneswas born 1827, Pennyboynt,Wales Christening:
22 FEB 1827 Llanbadarnfawr, Radnor, Wales
anything that could be a clue to his parents? or siblings?,marriage? or the other children's birth( Rees, Elizabeth Ann, Ellen, 2 sons)
Mr. Jones is justly entitled to be called a veteran of Waterloo, although he did not actually take part in the engagement. He, however, served through the Peninsular war under Wellington, and proved himself to be a valiant soldier. Mr. Jones was born in the village of Mantman, Radnor, Wales. August 31, 1792. In early life he followed the profession of gardening, but having a liking for military pursuits, joined the militiary, in which he served bub ashort time, and subsequently enlisted in the 43rd Regiment of foot. At the time that he joined the regulars his age was about eighteen years, his manly appearance favoring his acceptance .
He served in the army as a private for a period of thirteen years and three months, and as a corporal one year and eight months, his total service being fourteen years and eleven months. In that period he went through a large amount of active service. He went with an expedition to
America, and was also one of the ill-fated Walcheren expedition, which was sent off the coast of the Netherlands under the command of the Earl of Chatham.
He likewise took part in the following battles: - Cuidad, Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Rivelle, and Toulouse, for each of which he received a silver clasp and a silver medal for general service. Altogether he had taken part in eight general engagements and- a number of skirmishes, but through some inadvertence of the imperial department was only credited with six engagements.
His regiment came up too late to take part in the memorable battle of Waterloo, but was present at the capitulation of Paris.
After faithfully serving his king and country for nearly fifteeen years he was discharged from the army on pension owing to blindness of the left eye, which was attributable to one of the engagements in which he took a part