Sydney Herbert JENKINS


JENKINS, Sydney Herbert

Service Numbers: 872, R872
Enlisted: 31 August 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birkenhead, South Australia, 23 September 1895
Home Town: Woodville, Charles Sturt, South Australia
Schooling: State Schools, South Australia
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed in action, Messines, Belgium, 3 January 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Ration Farm (la Plus Douve) Annexe
Plot 111, Row A, Grave 20
Memorials: National War Memorial (South Australia)
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 872, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
16 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, SN R872, 10th Infantry Battalion
16 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, SN R872, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
3 Jan 1918: Involvement Private, SN 872, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Jenkins and Mary Ann (nee Jones) Jenkins of Hughes Street, Woodville, SA; brother of Eveleen Maude Jenkins, Ada Caroline Emily Jenkins, Walter Stanley Ernest Jenkins, Mary Dorothy Olive Jenkins and Allan David Jenkins

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

Also served in school and senior Cadets