3 Sons named Jenkins

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    liverpool annie New Member

    I just can't imagine ( as a mother ) how this must feel ! :confused:

    David Jones Capenhurst Jenkins, Sergeant, 12863, Canadian Infantry.

    David was the fourth son of the Reverend John Jenkins, and Florence Jenkins, of Wellfield, Llantwit Vardre, Pontypridd. David was educated at Llandovery from 1904 to 1911, where he played rugby at outside-half. After leaving Llandovery, David entered Downing College, Cambridge, where he played rugby for Downing College, and also London Welsh. Upon leaving Cambridge, David became a farmer in Canada. In 1914 David enlisted in the Army at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He became a Trooper in the 16th Light Horse before transferring to 'B' Company 5th. Infantry Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment on the 3rd September, 1914. In early 1915, David embarked for France with the 1st. Canadian Contingent. Here, the 5th Battalion became part of the 2nd Canadian Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. The Canadian Corps took over the area from St. Eloi to the north of Hooge in early April 1916, and they were in action there until the 19th April. Here there were constant attacks by both sides in an area cratered by mines and deep in mud. It was during this period, on the 9th April, 1916 that David was killed in action. He was 22 years old, and is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium. Prior to his death, David had served for 15 months as a despatch runner, and was described by one of his officers thus, "he was the most fearless, painstaking and cool man I have ever had under my command". Two of David's brothers, L/Cpl Morgan Jones Jenkins, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and 2nd. Lt. Richard Jenkins, Manchester Regiment, were also killed in the Great War.

    In Memory of


    12863, 5th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

    who died age 22
    on 09 April 1916

    Son of Florence Jenkins, of Wellfield, Llantwit Vardre, Pontypridd, Wales, and the late Rev. John Jenkins.

    Remembered with honour RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND


    In Memory of


    475898, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

    who died age 32
    on 28 August 1918

    Son of Elizabeth Florence Jenkins, of Wellfield, Llantwit-Vardre, Pontypridd, Wales, and the late Rev. John Jenkins.

    Remembered with honour VIMY MEMORIAL


    In Memory of

    Second Lieutenant RICHARD JENKINS

    7th Bn., Manchester Regiment
    attd. 8th Bn. , Gloucestershire Regiment

    who died age 24
    on 11 November 1916

    Son of Elizabeth Florence Jenkins, of Wellfield, Llantwit Vardre, Pontypridd, Glam, and the late Rev. John Jenkins. Enlisted from Bank of England, Manchester, Aug., 1914; proceeded to Egypt in Sept., 1914; also served at Gallipoli with 6th Bn. Manchester Regt.

    Remembered with honour THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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