Private John Morgan Jenkins

Service number 1691A, 1691
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Broken Hill
Death Date 1916-08-01
Death Place France
Also known as John Thomas Jenkins
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War, 1914-1918

Private John Morgan Jenkins (1691A, 21st Battalion) was born on 8 December 1899 in Broken Hill, NSW. He was working as a blacksmith when he enlisted in May 1915 at Seymour, VIC, under the name of John Thomas Jenkins. John was posted as missing in action on 1 August 1916 during the battle of Pozieres. His body was not found and despite conflicting reports of the date, a court of enquiry in July 1917 concluded that John had been killed in action the same day. John is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. He was 16 years 8 months at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 07 June 1915
Date of embarkation 16 July 1915
Date of death 01 August 1916
Date of fate 01 August 1916