William John JINKS MM

JINKS, William John

Service Number: 2441
Enlisted: 8 May 1916, Geelong, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: County Sligo, Ireland, UK, 25 November 1887
Home Town: Curlewis, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Colac, Victoria, Australia, 8 September 1968, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Colac General Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

8 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, Geelong, Vic.
7 Sep 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion
7 Sep 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Sydney, Melbourne
8 Apr 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages, SW to left arm (severe). Evacuated to England. Rejoined unit 29 July 1917.
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
28 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
3 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre
6 May 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Dernancourt/Ancre, For gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on our lines near ALBERT on 3 April 1918.
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
25 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", Gassed (severe) near Lihons, France. Evacuated to England.
7 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2441, 46th Infantry Battalion, RTA 25 January 1919 and discharged as medically unfit (gassed).

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