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Clarence Wilfred JENKINS

Regimental number577
Place of birthTerang, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressMackinnon Street, Kerang
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.9
Height5' 6"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinAlfred Jenkin, Mackinnon Street, Kerang
Previous military serviceServed for 3.5 years in Senior Cadets; 1 year in 71st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; previously rejected on account of teeth.
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Discharge date11 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 5th Division Artillery, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916, and posted to 50th Battery, 13th Field Artillery Brigade.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 12 March 1917, of neglect of duty in that he was not sufficiently attentive when on telephone duty: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 18 June 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 4 July 1917.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 29 October 1917 (septic thumb); discharged to duty, 11 November 1917.

On leave, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 29 January 1918.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 11 February 1918 (laryngitis); discharged to duty, 17 February 1918.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 19 February 1918 (boil on knee); discharged to duty, 1 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 7 January 1919; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England, while on leave, 25 January 1919 (influenza); discharged to Depot, Fovant, 24 March 1919 (catarrh and diarrhoea).

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; arrived Melbourne, 18 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 11 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as JENKIN.
Date of death30 June 1953
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENKINS Clarence Wilfred

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