Edwin C. Jenkins

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History

Edwin Charles Jenkins was born at Redan near Ballarat, later residing at Korweinguboora. He married Ada Louise who was listed as his next of kin during World War One. Ada Jenkins was living at 453 Hay Street Perth.[1]

Military Experience

Edwin Jenkins was a thirty one year old married miner when he enlisted for service during World War One on 16 November 1915 Blackboy Hill, Western Australia. [2]

Sapper Edwin Jenkin (1049) was transferred to the 3rd Tunnelling Company on 18 February 1916.He disembarked at Marseilles on 05 May 1916, and detrained at Hazebrouck on 08 May 1916. He was wounded in action in France on 17 July 1916. He was transferred to England on H.S. St Dennis ex Boulogne with gunshot wounds on 05 August 1916. He was admitted to the 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham where his left leg was amputated below the knee.[3]

Edwin Jenkins returned to Australia from Avonsmouth, England on the Koroola for discharge. He was discharged on 14 June 1917.[4]

On 04 January 1917 Sapper Jenkins wrote from the 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital at Harefield Park, Middlesex asking to proceed to Australia to obtain an artificial limb there as the climate in England dis not suit his health. The medical officer noted that Jenkins has an empyema which was still discharging, and would not be well enough to proceed to Southall for an artificial limb for some month. Approval was granted for Jenkins to return to Australia with an artificial limb being fitted in England.[5]

Upon arrival in Australia he was admitted to the No. 8 Australian General Hospital, Fremantle.ON 09 February 1918 he was at the No 11 Australian General Hospital, Caulfield, and ada Louisa Jenkins was listed as being in Daylesford.[6]

Edwin and his sons Bernard Edward and Bertrand of Manjimup, Western Australia received a fortnightly pension.[7] In 1918 the 2 boys, Alber Allen, and daughter Evelyn May Jenkins were receiving a pension at Daylesford.

See also

3rd Tunnelling Company

References

  1. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  2. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  3. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  4. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  5. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  6. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.
  7. NAA: B2455, JENKINS EDWIN CHARLES.

Other links

Dossier - http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=7372353


--Cgervasoni (talk) 22:04, 18 April 2015 (AEST); Cgervasoni, 24 September 2016.

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