Clement Jenkinson (1892-1916)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- JENKINSON, CLEMENT. Corporal. No 6380. 2nd Regiment South African Infantry. Born Town Top, Kirkheaton, 22.3.1892. Son of John W. and the late Mary Elizabeth Jenkinson, 158 Taylor Hill Road, Huddersfield. Educated Christ Church, Moldgreen. Employed in the grocery department of the Huddersfield Industrial Society. Emigrated to South Africa in March, 1912. Employed as a traveller in wine and spirits. Lived Dundee, Natal. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Joined General Botha's forces and went through the German South West African campaign and then volunteered for service in France. Came to England with the first detachment of South African troops. Served in Egypt in 1916 and took part in the fighting against the Senussi Arabs. Sent to France in April, 1916. Wounded at Delville Wood, 15.7.1916. After being wounded, he was on his way to the dressing station and stopped to help a wounded Sergeant when another shell burst, which killed them both. Killed in action, 15.7.1916, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Corporal CLEMENT JENKINSON
- regiment: South African Infantry
- died: Saturday, July 15, 1916
- age: 24 years
- record ID: 795895
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #795895)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #7687180)