Bill Jenkins 24

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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 mother wishing you a bright and happy Xmas from your loving son Bill 23/10/16

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