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George Ernest JENKIN

Regimental number171
Place of birthJoyce's Creek, via Newstead, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressNyah, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Jenken, Nyah, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mark and Jane JENKIN. Native of Joyce's Creek, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to hospital, 30 November 1915 (shock); disembarked Malta and admitted to St Elmo Hospital, 4 December 1915; discharged, 5 January 1916; transferred to Bornu for Active Service, 25 January 1916; rejoined unit, 21 February 1916.

To hospital, Moascar, 9 March 1916; admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, Canal Zone, 11 March 1916 (mumps); transferred to New Zealand Auxiliary Hospital, Moascar, 16 March 1916.

Taken on strength of 58th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Transferred to 57th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916; taken on strength of 57th Bn, Ferry Post, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 21 July 1916.

List of Effects received from Germany, 19 September 1916.

Now, 28 October 1916, reported 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1430613: 'Prisoner of war. Died 19-7-16. Personal effects. Cert. by - German List dated 13-9-16.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENKIN George Ernest
Red Cross File No 1430613

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