John James JENKINS

John James Jenkins Photo:
State Library of Queensland
Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Electrician
Enlisted
06-July-1916
Place
Toowoomba
Age
18
Status
Single
Service No
5854
Rank
Private
Unit
26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
England
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of disease
Date
03-February-1917
Place
Fargo Military Hospital, Rollestone
Cemetery or Memorial
Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial and Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

 

John Jenkins disembarked in England in January 1917 assigned to the 7th Training Battalion at Rollestone Camp. He soon became “seriously ill” and was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital where six days later he died of pneumonia. He was only 18 and an only son.