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Name Edward Henry Game Jenkins
Nick Name Edward H Jenkins
Last Known Address Buttsfield Terrace, Penshaw, Co Durham.
Family Circumstances

Bachelor. eldest of 5 children in 1911.

Son of Joseph Henry and Isabella Jenkins.


Unit of Service Royal Horse Artillery & 97th Battery Royal Field Artillery.
Number and Rank 73169. Driver.
Date & Place of Death 10 November 1915. Died at Sea believed at Gallipoli.
Grave Location
(if known)
It is suggested that he is buried at Canakkale, Turkey.
Where Commemorated
(if known)

Penshaw War Memorial, Penshaw Village, Sunderland.

The Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.


Details of any conflict, training exercise and operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

The Balkans, Gallipoli.

Other general information. online links images etc.

Edward was born on 12th October 1892 at Plessey, Northumberland.

In the 1911 Census (below) he was aged 18 and listed as a quarry apprentice. He was the eldest of five children.

After his death Edward was awarded the 1915 Star. the Victory Medal and The 1914 - 18 British War Medal.

 

Edward Henry Game Jenkins

 

 

Above: The 1911 Census showing Edward and his family.

Above: Edward's Attestation.

 

 

 

Above: The Service Record's of Edward showing his service and recording his death.

 

 

 

Above: The casualty summary's for Edward.

Above: Penshaw War Memorial.

Above: Edwards Commemoration on Penshaw War Monument.

Helles War Memorial Gallipoli, Turkey.

 

Location Information

The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area.

Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long.

The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.

Visiting Information

The site is permanently open and may be visited at any time. 

Please note that in the absence of a cemetery register, visitors are advised to locate the Grave/Memorial reference before visiting. This information can be found in the CASUALTY RECORDS within this page. 

The Panel Numbers quoted at the end of each entry relate to the panels dedicated to the Regiment served with. In some instances where a casualty is recorded as attached to another Regiment, his name may alternatively appear within their Regimental Panels. Please refer to the on-site Memorial Register Introduction to determine the alternative panel numbers if you do not find the name within the quoted Panels.

For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

Historical Information

The eight month campaign in Gallipoli was fought by Commonwealth and French forces in an attempt to force Turkey out of the war, to relieve the deadlock of the Western Front in France and Belgium, and to open a supply route to Russia through the Dardanelles and the Black Sea.

The Allies landed on the peninsula on 25-26 April 1915; the 29th Division at Cape Helles in the south and the Australian and New Zealand Corps north of Gaba Tepe on the west coast, an area soon known as Anzac. On 6 August, further landings were made at Suvla, just north of Anzac, and the climax of the campaign came in early August when simultaneous assaults were launched on all three fronts. However, the difficult terrain and stiff Turkish resistance soon led to the stalemate of trench warfare. From the end of August, no further serious action was fought and the lines remained unchanged. The peninsula was successfully evacuated in December and early January 1916.

The Helles Memorial serves the dual function of Commonwealth battle memorial for the whole Gallipoli campaign and place of commemoration for many of those Commonwealth servicemen who died there and have no known grave.

The United Kingdom and Indian forces named on the memorial died in operations throughout the peninsula, the Australians at Helles. There are also panels for those who died or were buried at sea in Gallipoli waters. The memorial bears more than 21,000 names.

There are four other Memorials to the Missing at Gallipoli. The Lone Pine, Hill 60, and Chunuk Bair Memorials commemorate Australian and New Zealanders at Anzac. The Twelve Tree Copse Memorial commemorates the New Zealanders at Helles. Naval casualties of the United Kingdom lost or buried at sea are recorded on their respective Memorials at Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham, in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 


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