Other names: Arthur Blandford
Locations in this story: Berwick St. John, WiltshirePortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Arthur Blandford Jenkins was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 4 Dec 1893 the son of James Joseph Jenkins and Mary Jenkins (nee Blandford). He lived all his early life in Water Street, Berwick St. John. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 11 Feb 1918 as an Engine Room Artificer Class 4 (Service No. M29213). He was discharged to the Reserves on 5 Aug 1919 and remained with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve until 12 Nov 1936 with the final rank of ERA Class 1. His death was recorded in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1974.