JENKIN, William Walter Lloyd

Second Lieutenant, 99th Sqdn., Royal Air Force.

Born

Son of Major William Alfred Jenkin (OB 1878 - 1881), formerly Civil Engineer; of 1, Dean Terrace, Liskeard, Cornwall.
He was the nephew of Mr. E. F. C. Clarke, Clerk to the Governors of the school.

Education

Blundell’s School, “Junior House” and “North Close”, from the age of 10. May 1909 to Christmas 1915.
In his last football season he won his 1st XV cap, as a keen half back.

Service

From school he went to Sandhurst and was gazetted in 1916 to the DCLI serving in France for some time with that regiment. He then joined the RFC and after training in England, returned to France.

Death

25th June 1918.
He was killed by a bullet when he had almost reached the safety of British Lines.

Burial/Commemoration

Grave  I. A. 6.
Charmes Military Cemetery, Charmes, Essegney Vosges, France.

Memorial

Charmes is a small town 25 kilometres north-west of Epinal and 44 kilometres south of Nancy. Charmes Military Cemetery was used by the 8th Canadian and 42nd Stationary Hospitals and enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from smaller cemeteries in the area. The cemetery now contains 202 burials and commemorations of the First World War.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
Public Records Office, National Archives, Kew: WO 339/ and Medal Rolls: WO372/
“The Blundellian” March 1918 p397
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No. 5317

 

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