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Born: James Jenkins, first quarter of 1889, in Swansea.1

Parents: Henry, a Joiner (C), age 32, Born: Treleck, Carmarthenshire, Wales and Mary Jenkins, age 36. Born: Treleck, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Sons: William, a Scholar, age 6, Thomas, a Scholar, age 4 and James age 2. They all spoke Welsh and English. All of the sons were born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales and lived at 34, Richardson Street, Swansea.2

Parents: Henry, (Head), a Carpenter, age 42 and Mary Jenkins, age 49. Sons: William, a Baker (Bread maker), age 15, Thomas, age 14 and James, age 12. They all spoke both Welsh and English and lived at 2, Trafalgar Place, Swansea.3

James Jenkins (Boarder), a Telephone Clerk at National Telephone Company, age 22, Born: Swansea, Glamorganshire. Lived at 116, Oxford Street, Gloucester, England.4

Then after 1911, the family came to live at 6 Martell Street, Fforestfach, Swansea.  He joined as Private, Rifleman in the London Regiment (Post Office Rifles), 8th Battalion, Service number 371784.  Died of Wounds, 8th September 1918 and is buried at grave reference, VIII. E. 13., Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.5

James C Jenkins, London Regiment, Service Numbers: 4094, 371784, 371784.6

James Clarke Jenkins, Rifleman, London Regiment, 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles), Service number (371784).7

“Rifleman James C. Jenkins, London Regiment (Post Office. Rifles), and youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jenkins, 6, Martell-street. Fforestfach, is another local hero who has made the supreme sacrifice. Wounded on the 6th of September, he died on the 8th at a clearing station in France from a severe wound in the chest. He was 29 years of age and prior to joining the Colours was employed as cashier at the Gloucester Post Office, to which position he was promoted from Swansea in 1906. Rifleman Jenkins was well known in Swansea, where the family lived before removing to Fforestfach. He has been on active service in France for two years.”8

Medals: Victory & British.9

1 England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
2 1881 Census Wales
3 1901 Census Wales
4 1911 Census England & Wales
5 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
6 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
7 UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
8 South Wales Weekly Post 21.09.1918
9 British Army WW1 Medals Rolls Index 1914-1920