John Morgan JENKINS

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JENKINS, John Morgan

Service Numbers: 1691, 1691A
Enlisted: 15 May 1915, Seymour, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 8 December 1899
Home Town: Coburg, Moreland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action , Pozières, France, 1 August 1916, aged 16 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1691, Seymour, Victoria
16 Jul 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1691, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Jul 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1691, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
29 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1691A, 21st Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1691A, 21st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted in WW1 as a 15 year old using the name John Thomas JENKINS

John was born as John Morgan JENKINS on 8th December, 1899 in Broken Hill, NSW

His parents were Morgan JENKINS and Anne Warr PITTARD who married in 1899 in Broken Hill