George Gatward Jenkins

Surname: Jenkins
Other names: George Gatward
Other people in this story:
George Lewis Jenkins
Ellen Jenkins (nee Gatward)
Emily Stubbs
Locations in this story:
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Killamarsh, Derbyshire
Rotherham, West Riding, Yorkshire
Keighley, West Riding, Yorkshire
Sheffield, South Yorkshire

George Gatward Jenkins was born in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, on 13 Nov 1895 the son of Rev. George Lewis Jenkins, who became Minister of the Birdbush Independent Congregational Chapel, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, and Ellen (Nellie) Jenkins (nee Gatward).  He spent some of his early years in Donhead St. Mary until by 1911 his father had been transferred to Killamarsh, Derbyshire.  He had enlisted with the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. 213972).  At some time he was transferred to another section as an Acting Corporal with a new Service No. WR/350493.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living, still single, at 13 Whiston Grove, Rotherham, West Riding, Yorkshire, working as a Bank Cashier as well as a Volunteer ARP Warden.  His eventual marriage to Emily Stubbs was recorded in Keighley, West Riding, Yorkshire, during 1941.  By the time of his death he was living at Western Lodge, 36 Broomhall Place, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, where he died on 6 Feb 1977.


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