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Sidney Rowland JENKINS

Regimental number5055
Place of birthKinnaway, Coonabarabran, New South Wales
SchoolGulargambone Public School, New South Wales
AddressWilga Street, Gulargambone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H Jenkins, Wilga Street, Gulargambone, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row H, Grave No. 14A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph Henry and Lydia JENKINS, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Gulargambone, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 August 1916; taken on strength, 5th training Bn, Rollastone, 4 August 1916.

Found guilty, Rollestone, 13 September 1916, of being absent without leave from 2400, 11 September, till 1615, 12 September 1916 (1 day): deprived of 7 days' pay; total forfeiture: 8 days' pay.

Found guilty, Rollestone, 27 November 1916, of being absent without leave from 0800, 3 November, till 1800, 4 November 1916: awarded forfeiture of 12 days' pay; total forfeiture: 24 days' pay.

Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 22 December 1916; discharged, 15 February 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 56 days.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 March 1917; joined 18th Bn, in the field, 31 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 15 April 1917 (gun shot wound, right buttock), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 11, 16 April 1917, and admitted to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 17 April 1917; transferred to England, 2 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road Section, Birmingham, 3 May 1917 (wound: slight); transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 11 May 1917; discharged on furlough, 4 June 1917, to report to No 4 command Depot, Wareham, 19 June 1917.

Marched out to Overseas Training Depot, 17 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917; rejoined 18th Bn, in the field, 4 September 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), Belgium, 20 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, hand, right leg, face and foot), and admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 22 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENKINS Sidney Rowland

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