Edgar Harold JENZEN

JENZEN, Edgar Harold

Service Number: 1368
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Pleasant, South Australia, 1895
Home Town: Mount Pleasant, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Pleasant Public School
Occupation: Fireman/Boathand
Died: Died of wounds, Egypt, 3 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Pleasant Cromer Roll of Honor, Mount Pleasant District Memorial, Mount Pleasant Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Pleasant Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1368, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1368, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
2 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1368, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1368, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Edgar Harold Jenzen by Rosemary Wright

Edgar Harold Jenzen was born Harold Edwin JENZEN, 26.03.1894 at Mount Pleasant SA but enlisted as Edgar Harold JENZEN on the 30th November 1914 at Oaklands SA as a Private, with the 10th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement. 

He was educated at the Mount Pleasant Primary School, his occupation on enlisting was Fireman Boathand.

He was wounded at Gallolipi and later died in Egypt, and was buried in the Chatby War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, Plot C, Grave 184. 

His brother 1367 Harold Alfred Jenzen (/explore/people/371260) enlisted 2 days earlier. The brothers served in the same unit and both departed Melbourne on board the HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2nd February 1915.

A third brother, 2934 Herbert Edward Jenzen (/explore/people/87796) enlisted in 1916.