Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Jenkins, James Temple

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

Biography: Son of Thomas Jenkins, fishcurer, Burghead ; born Burghead, 30 November 1883 ; graduated M.A., 1904 ; partner in the herring-curing firm of Thomas Jenkins. Jenkins, always a keen Territorial, joined the Inns of Court O.T.C. in February 1916. He was commissioned a year later to the 4th Seaforth Highlanders with whom he served at Ripon until May of that year when the Battalion went to France. After serving in France for some months, Jenkins was wounded in an attack at Pheasant Farm where, as his Lieut.-Colonel writes : ''He had done extremely well during a day of hard fighting''. He was on his way back to the dressing station when he was killed by a shell, 20 September 1917. Jenkins was already well known and highly esteemed in the business circles with which he was connected, and his death cut short a career of much promise.

Date of Death: 20 September 1917

Burial Details: Name recorded on Tyne Cot Memorial, Passchendaele, Panel 133, Column 1.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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