1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Eli Jenkins

Contributed by: Marcus Sherwood-Jenkins, on 2008-12-17

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First Name Eli
Surname Jenkins
Year of Birth 1892
Year of Death 1917
Regiment Somerset Light Infantry
Place of Wartime Residence West Buckland, Wellington, Somerset

Eli's Story

Enlisted 1914, 1st Battalion Prince Alberts Own (Somerset Light Infantry).

1st July 1916 - over the top on the Somme.

3rd May 1917 at 04.05 hours A & B companies 1st Battalion go over the top in the 3rd assault on The Scarpe at Arras in Northern France. Acting Corporal Eli Jenkins was killed around 6 that evening and now lies with another of his family and the rest of his mates killed that day in the small cemetary of Roeux. Another corner of a foreign field that is forever England.

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