Jenkin Rees

First Name: 
Jenkin
Last Name: 
Rees
Mother's Name: 
Amelia (nee Brown)
Father's Name: 
Edward Rees
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, February 21, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Pte
Rank at Discharge: 
Pte
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, August 4, 1959
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Cause of Death: 
Old age
Details: 

Jenkin Rees, the son of Edward and Amelia, was born in 1892 in Wollongong. He enlisted in the A I F on the 21st of February, 1916, and embarked on H M A T Euripides with C company, 1st Battalion. He served on the Western Front and was wounded in action on the 5th of May, 1917. He received a gun shot wound to his back and was evacuated to hospital in England. He was returned to Australia in June 1918 and discharged from the A I F 10th February 1919. He died in Wollongong on the 4th of August, 1959.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455; REES JENKIN 6368

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