William M. Jenkins

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History

William Morrow Jenkins was from Kyneton and he was a single male, aged 35 years. He was born in Kyneton in 1880 to Jno Hy Jenkins and Elizabeth Anne Morrow.[1] His occupation was that of labourer. He listed his mother, Mrs E.A.Jenkins of Lauriston Street Kyneton as his next of kin.[2] At the time of enlistment William Jenkins was 5" tall and he weighed 133 pounds. He had a fresh complexion, brown eyes and dark, grey hair. [3] After the war, he continued to live in Kyneton. William Morrow died in Kyneton on the 29th December, 1934, aged 54. He does not have a spouse listed.[4]

Military Experience

Sapper William Morrow Jenkins (3831) enlisted on the 8th February 1916. His Unit name was the No 4 Tunnelling company and 1st Reinforcements and the Nominal unit was the 2nd Tunnelling Company. His enlistment papers say that he was in the No. 5 Tunnelling company on the 8th February 1916.[5]William Jenkin's Unit embarked from Melbourne on the HMAT Warilda, on 25th May 1916. Sapper Jenkins was admitted to hospital in France on the 25th August 1917, and again on the 25th October whilst in England.Sapper Jenkins was again admitted to hospital, Park House, Bulford for a period of twenty-eight days.[6] He returned to Australia on the 10th March 1919.[7]

Sapper Jenkins received the British War medal and the Victory medal.[8]

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