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Robert James JENKINS

Regimental number3553
Place of birthCoolgardie, Western Australia
SchoolJames Street, Perth, Western Australia
Other trainingPrinter
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPrinter
Address118 Bulwer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Jenkins, 118 Bulwer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row B, Grave No. 14/15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
153
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Martha JENKINS, 118 Bulmer Street, Perth, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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