Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, DorsetFrance & FlandersBlighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Authuille, Somme, FranceSmith's Hole, Fontmell MagnaShaftesbury
Story: Albert Jenkins was born in 1898 in Fontmell Magna. He was the son of Henry Jenkins, a shepherd, and Ellen Jenkins (nee Coombs). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at 44 Smith's Hole, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted at Shaftesbury and joined the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 13022) later transferring to the 1st Battalion. At the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 2nd July 1916 and was buried at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Authuille, Somme, France (grave id. II.B.9). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.