Other names: Fred Scammell
Locations in this story: Donhead St. mary, WiltshireSouthampton, HampshireBillericay, EssexEast Ham, EssexDorking, Surrey,Guildford, Surrey
Story: Fred Scammell Jenkins was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 28 Feb 1881 the son of Eli Jenkins, a Farmer and Grocer, and Sarah Jenkins (nee Witt). He lived his early life in Donhead St. Mary until by 1911 he was boarding out in Southampton, Hampshire, working as a House Painter. He had enlisted with the 41st Company of the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 107404). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 15 Nov 1919 was awarded the British War Medal only plus a small short lived pension in regard to the loss of a finger on his right hand due to service conditions. He returned to Donhead St. Mary to live with his mother, the father having died in 1917, at Wincombe Farm where his brother was the Farmer. He married Johanna Blanche Bayliss in Billericay, Essex, during 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 141 Kensington Avenue, East Ham, Essex, working as a Cinema Watchman. He had moved to Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey, by 1951 and had died at a care home at Mount Alvernia, Harvey Road, Guildford, Surrey, on 6 Nov 1951.