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William Henry JENKINS

Regimental number636
Place of birthFootscray Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address74 Hopkins Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs Fanny Jenkins, 74 Hopkins Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)

Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as ammunition carrier under heavy fire. (East of Ypres).
Recommendation date: 17 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the operation east of YPRES 4/8th October, 1917 when ammunition supplies ran short, he made repeated trips through heavy enemy barrages regardless of his own safety collecting ammunition from casualties.'

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 December 1964
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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