Robert James JENKINS


JENKINS, Robert James

Service Number: 3571
Enlisted: 7 August 1915, Territorial, 5 years
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Chacewater, Cornwall, England, January 1890
Home Town: Ringarooma, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 January 1917
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Legerwood Memorial Park
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World War 1 Service

7 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3571, 12th Infantry Battalion, Territorial, 5 years
10 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3571, 12th Infantry Battalion
10 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3571, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne


Visit Legerwood Tasmania to see their small avenue of carved trees (view them on Google). The town records this soldier Robert James as having been born the son of W.H & Hannah Jenkins. He emigrated to Australia at age 21 with 2 of his brothers. He enlisted at Ringarooma 7 Aug 1915. Served with the 12th Infantry Battalion. He died of wounds 7th Jan 1917 aged 28 years, and buried at #177 Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Lest We Forget.

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