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Hubert Leslie JENKINS

Regimental number1960
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressKatandra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, D Jenkins, Katandra, Victoria
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1706
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in front of PETIT SEC BOIS near STRAZEELE on 16th April, 1918. Private JENKINS was in charge of a stretcher squad and on many occasions carried wounded men from the Front Line under heavy artillery and machine gun fire. When the remainder of his squad was knocked out by shell fire, Private JENKINS, although wounded, bound the others up and carried one into the Dressing Station, then returned with another squad and brought in the remaining men. By his cheerful behaviour under most heavy fire he set a splendid example to all ranks with whom he came in contact. Wounded body, not serious.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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