Captain Reginald Walter Jones of the 14th Infantry Battalion was an electrician from Essendon. The History of the 14th Infantry Battalion, AIF says:
"An Original, he enlistedas a private, but his ability soon brought him to the front. Adeadly rifle shot, he did much effective sniping on the Peninsula. He had been wounded several times,but it never altered his outlook on life. Hewas noted for his daring in a Brigade of bravemen, but his daring was always controlled by intelligence.Much scouting and reconnaissance work must be placed to his credit during his long and honourable career with the Battalion".
Jones served with Albert Jacka VC throughout much of the war. His two brothers, also in the 14th Battalion, were killed in action. You can see details of Jones' career here.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. I began collecting material for the database of local WW1 volunteers in the early 1990s, beginning with hand transcriptions of Honour Boards in local schools, churches, clubs and so on. It was after this that the National Archives of Australia began making digitised service records available online, followed by the Australian War Memorial uploading Embarkation Rolls of the Australian Imperial Force. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.