Bill Jenkins 23

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Bill Jenkins 23.

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Bill Jenkins was too young to go to war without parental permission, which his father Robert gave, much against Bill's mother Annie’s wishes. Bill was killed in action on April 5, 1918, seven months before the war ended.

Bill chronicled his experience of the war in letters he sent to his family.

Bill's Christmas greetings, sent October 23, 1916, are transcribed below.

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To Mag
wishing you a very merry Christmas and happy new year from your loving Brother Bill

23/10/16

Bill Jenkins 23


Year:1916
Sources:Acknowledgement B. Emmers and R. Edgeworth.