18 May 2019

Charles Thomas Jenkinson, CWGC Beechwood

Private Charles Thomas Jenkinson (regimental number 8554) was born in Cornwall, England on 28 August 1888 according to the attestation paper in August 1914. He gave his next of kin as a sister Lily.

However, the only civil registration of birth for a Charles Thomas Jenkinson in Cornwall in the timeframe is in Liskeard registration district in 3rd quarter 1892 with mother maiden name Rowe. The St. Ive parish register has a baptism on 5 October 1892, father Charles (soldier, private), mother Emma.
He emigrated in 1906 with age given as 13 with a Catholic party.

He served with the CEF in Europe and was invalided in England with neurasthenia (chronic fatigue syndrome).
On 6 February 1917, he married Violetta P. Pollock at St Peter's Church, Streatham.
He died on Sunday, 18 May 1919 at age 30 according to CWGC records with the informant in Beechwood burial records as Violet Jenkinson. Buried in Sec. C. Range 17. Grave 2.

1 comment:

K said...

Thank you Private Jenkinson!