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Walter Henry JENKINS

Regimental number2423
Place of birthClunes, Victoria
SchoolSt Ignatius Catholic School
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoxmaker
Address134 Cubitt Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Jenkins, 134 Cubitt Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingHindenburg Line
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Henry and Ann Cecila JENKINS
Family/military connectionsCousins
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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