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William John JENKINS

Regimental number701
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
Address7 Regent Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Jenkins, 7 Regent Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date25 February 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New Souh Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date21 February 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Kanowna', 28 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 21 February 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 March 1942
Age at death46
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 17 Grave 9B), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENKINS William John

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