Regimental number3082
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWasleys, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Farrell, Wasleys, South Australia
Enlistment date27 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal*

*Work near Bray on 22-23 August 1918.
Recommendation date: "9 September 1918

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 18 September 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'He has on all occasions shown great gallantry and devotion to duty. He has taken part in six battles since 30 March and in each has displayed courage and dash of the highest order. In addition he has distinguished himself in raids. In August operations he did especially good work in charge of liaison sections; on two occasions he captured enemy machine guns and crews in face of heavy fire, and then fired these guns to great effect. He has always volunteered for any dangerous or difficult tasks, and has always achieved the fullest success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations near BRAY on 22nd/23rd August, 1918. Private JENSEN was in charge of a special Section to maintain liaison with the 47th Division on our left. He carried out his duties in a highly efficient manner, and made good the gap that occurred. Single handed, he rushed and captured a machine gun and crew. While consolidating the final objective, he went forward with a captured machine gun and successfully covered this work. His skilful and timely handling of this gun undoubtedly saved us many casualties. Throughout he displayed courage and initiative of the highest order, and largely contributed to our successful holding on while our left flank was in the air after the withdrawal of the troops on left.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal