George Eastbourne Molyneaux JENKINS

JENKINS, George Eastbourne Molyneaux

Service Number: 6628
Enlisted: 14 February 1916, Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Alexandria, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: George Street Redfern Superior Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Iron Moulder
Died: Killed in Action, France, 17 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Sydney United Grand Lodge Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6628, 4th Infantry Battalion, Liverpool, NSW
30 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, 6628, 4th Infantry Battalion
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, 6628, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
4 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, 6628, 4th Infantry Battalion
17 Apr 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, 6628, 4th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

George Eastroubnr Molyneaux JENKINS was born in Sydney in 1896

His parents were John Alexander JENKINS & Sophia WHITMORE who married in Sydney in 1888

He enlisted in Liverpool on 14th February, 1916 and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Aeneas on 30th September, 1916 with the 4th Infantry Battalion, 21st reinforcements

George was Killed in Action in France on 17th April, 1918 - no known grave - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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His brother John Alexander Whitmore (Jack) JENKINS (SN 424A) also served in the AIF and returned to Australia on 5th March, 1919 - he was a German prisoner of war

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