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Evan JENKINS

Regimental number2626
Place of birthSwansea England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Grace Jenkins, 12 Kendrick Road, Barrydock Glamorganshire, Wales
Enlistment date17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 27 September 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good work and devotion to duty from 25th February to 16th September, 1918, Sergeant JENKINS, as a cook and latter as Sergeant Cook, has stood out as an example to all ranks of wholehearted devotion to duty. His work as a cook has always been looked upon with admiration and under all conditions the men of his company have been well fed due largely to his own personal energy. As Sergeant Cook, his supervision and organisation have ensured that excellent meals were prepared and sent up hot to men in the line even under the most trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Date of death1 August 1923
Place of burialStanthorpe Cemetery

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