Jenkins, Herbert Joyce


War Service:
Private Herbert Joyce Jenkins, “B” Company, 3rd/4th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) was killed in action on the 24th August 1917, aged 40. He initially enlisted into the 11th (Lewisham) Battalion of the Royal West Kent’s on the 11th December 1915 (before transferring to the 3rd/4th).

He is buried and remembered in Sunken Road Cemetery, Fampoux, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the WW1 Roll of Honour in St Andrew's Church, Catford.

He was the son of John and Elizabeth Jenkins and the brother of Leonard, Lillian and Evelyn Jenkins of 24 Birkhall Road, Catford. Prior to the war he was employed as a stationer’s assistant.

On enlistment he named his brother Leonard as his next of kin. However, in his will he stated that: “In the event of my death I wish my brother Walter Wiltshire Jenkins of 97 Lansdowne Road Old Charlton Kent to have all of my personal property with the idea that he will divide it between my brothers & sisters at his own discretion. My violin I should like to go to my nephew Arthur or to his younger brother according to discretion my share of the Property 24 Birkhall Road to be sold at reasonable price & divided”.

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