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James Jenks

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    James AWMM
  • Surname
    Jenks AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 53 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George Jenks, G.P.O., Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 53 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 5 October 1899 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 26 AWMM
    Storekeeper/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 1/4 inches AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Horse fall and enteric fever AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • New Zealand Herald, 16 May 1900, for an account of the circumstances leading to his death. Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacterium entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    11 July 1900 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    Cape TownRepublic of South Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rondebosch Cemetery, Capetown, South Africa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    New Zealand Herald, 29 September 1900 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM

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Sources

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