Edward Rossborough Melbourne (Bernie) JENKINS


JENKINS, Edward Rossborough Melbourne

Service Number: NX37335
Enlisted: 25 June 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 25 February 1915
Home Town: Mosman, Municipality of Mosman, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Garage attendant
Died: Beri Beri - POW of Japan, Burma, 22 September 1943, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery
Grave Reference A16 G. 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

25 Jun 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Paddington, New South Wales
30 Sep 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN NX37335, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Australia's Northern Periphery
7 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Lance Corporal, SN NX37335, 2nd/30th Infantry Battalion, Malaya/Singapore
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Prisoners of War

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Edward Rossborough Melbourne JENKINS was born on 25th December, 1915 in Melbourne, Victoria

His parents were Alfred Thomas JENKINS and Marguerite Emma PARSONS

Edward first joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as a cadet Midshipman on 1st January 1929 and his appointment was terminated on 17th December, 1930 - he was on the ship Cerberus.

He enlisted in Paddington, Sydney on 25th June 1941 with the Australian Army - taken on strength from the General Details Depot, Sydney - he left on the ship Johan Van Oldenbernevelt from Sydney to Singapore on 29th July 1941 - he was  a Lance Corporal with the 2/30 Australian Infantry Battalion.

Edward was taken Prisoner of War and died of illness (Beri Beri) on 22nd September, 1943 at Doi Tanbaya - he is buried in Thanbyuzayat Cemetery in Burma - he is also honoured on the Australian War Memorial & the Roll of Honour in Mosman, NSW