Richard Lewis Hay Blake JENKINS


JENKINS, Richard Lewis Hay Blake

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 12 April 1915
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Douglas Park, New South Wales, 7 April 1866
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Kings School, Parramatta, New South Wales: Sydney Grammar School, Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 11 December 1915, aged 49 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave Panel 64
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Captain, Special Service Officers

World War 1 Service

12 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Major, 20th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Major, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard Lewis Jenkins and Mary Rae Jenkins. Husband of Blanche Eliza Jenkins nee Johnstone of 'Belmont', Hornsy, NSW. Father of Emily Mary Jenkins, Evan Stuart Jenkins

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Had previously served in the Boer War, Manchester Regiment, Sydney Scottish Rifles and the Permanent Artillery