Edward Jenkins (1891-1915)

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Edward Jenkins

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

JENKINS, EDWARD. Private. No 11937. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Netherroyd Hill, Huddersfield, 27.4.1891. Eldest son of the late Thomas Jenkins, weaver, and Lavinia (nee Cooper) Jenkins, 16 Netheroyd Hill. Educated at Cowcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a warehouseman at Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Enlisted, 26.8.1914, in Huddersfield on 26.8.1914. He came home on leave in June, 1915, and was married on June 3rd, 1915, at Halifax, Yorkshire, to Lily. Sailed from Liverpool in SS Aquitania on 3.7.1915 for the Dardenelles. Died of wounds on 23.8.1915, 24. Buried LALA BABA CEMETERY, SUVLA, GALLIPOLI. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 7.
ROH:- St. Hilda's Church, Cowcliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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