Lieutenant Colonel Julian Babington Jones
MC (1915) MB BCh BAO (Dubl 1907)
30 Oct 1883 [Tipperary] – 8 Aug 1969
Lieutenant Colonel Julian Babington Jones was commissioned Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 1 August 1908. He passed the examination in London for commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps, for which forty-eight candidates competed but only 30 were accepted. Dr David Stirling Buist MB BCh of Edinburgh University scored the highest mark of 640; the lowest mark was 486 scored by Dr Hector Colin Donald Macarthur MB BCh of Edinburgh University. Dr J B Jones came 10th with 552 marks.
Lieutenant Colonel Julian Babington Jones served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium with 20 Field Ambulance RAMC, in Iraq, and in Mesopotamia. He was awarded the Military Cross in June 1915. He became a Specialist in Midwifery and Gynaecology.
1 Aug 1908 Appointed Lieutenant RAMC on probation. In December 1908 was posted to the Irish Command.
Feb 1909 Change of Station from Dublin to Belfast.
Mar 1909 Change of Station from Belfast to Londonderry.
June 1909 Change of Station from Londonderry to Magilligan Camp.
Aug 1909 Change of Station from Magilligan Camp to Londonderry.
Nov 1910 Change of Station from Londonderry to Lucknow. Served in India until 1914.
1 Feb 1912 Promoted Captain RAMC.
1914–1915 Served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium. Served in 20 Field Ambulance.
1915–1916 Served in Iraq.
23 June 1915 Awarded the military Cross.
1916–1920 Served in India.
1918 Served in Mesopotamia.
1 Aug 1920 Promoted Major RAMC.
11 Nov 1924 Arrived from England accompanied by his spouse.
1925 On garrison duty.
29 July 1926 Home leave.
23 Nov 1926 Returned from leave.
1927 On garrison duty.
21 Aug 1928 Home leave.
4 Dec 1928 Returned from leave.
19 Sep 1929 Returned to England.
4 Feb 1931 Arrived in England from Malta.
16 Sep 1933 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel RAMC.
20 Apr 1934 Posted to India.
30 Oct 1938 Placed on retired pay having attained the age for retirement.
28 Feb 1940–23 July 1940 Re-employed on the outbreak of the Second World War.
- Entry No: 652. Drew R. 1968. Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army 1690–1960. Vol II Roll of Officers in the Royal Army Medical Corps 1898–1960, London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library.
- Succession Books Vol XXIII, Returns of statement of service of RAMC Officers.
- Obituary Irish Weekly (Belfast) Sat 21 Dec 1968.