Alfred John Roseland JENKIN

Badge Number: S9486, Sub Branch: PARKSIDE

JENKIN, Alfred John Roseland

Service Number: 19364
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 14th Australian General Hospital
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Died: Circumstances of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide High School Honour Board, Kersbrook School Roll of Honor, Lyndoch and District Roll of Honour, South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1917: Involvement Private, 19364, 14th Australian General Hospital, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '24' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note: ''
2 Nov 1917: Embarked Private, 19364, 14th Australian General Hospital, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Trooper, 19364

Alfred John Roseland Jenkin

Name: Alfred John Roseland Jenkin
Service Number: 19364
Parents: William Jenkins and Mary Ann Jenkins (nee Tamblyn)
Place of Birth: Wallaroo
Date of Birth: 28 April 1891
Place of Enlistment: Jamestown
Date of Enlistment: 6 June 1914
Age at Enlistment: 26
Marital Status: Single
Next of Kin: Father. William Jenkins
Occupation: School Teacher
Religion: Methodist
Rank: Private 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Memorials: Kersbrook School Roll of Honor; Adelaide High School Honour Board; Lyndoch and District Roll of Honour; South Australian Education Department Roll of Honour.
Alfred’s surname in The South Australian Births Index of Registrations is listed as Jenkins, while his war service record lists him as Jenkin.
Upon completion of basic training at Mitcham with B Coy as a private, Alfred was attached to the Army Medical Corps on 26 September 1917 and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 2 November 1917.
At Moascar, Egypt, Alfred was attached to the 14th Australian General Hospital.
In June 1918 he contracted malaria and was treated in the Jordan Valley and at the 3rd General Hospital at Abbassia. He also was troubled with scabies. As a result, Alfred embarked H.T. Aneas for Australia on 11 December and was discharged as medically unfit on 2 March 1919. Alfred was awarded the 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Alfred Jenkins died on 11 July 1981, aged 90 and was buried at Pasadena, Mitcham City, South Australia.

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