Private Harry W Jenkin

19 Sep 1944

Harry William Jenkin, son of Frederick and Frances Jenkin, of Lymington, Hampshire, enlisted into the Hampshire Regiment and then volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Jenkin successfully completed his parachute training at RAF Kabrit, Egypt, and was posted to 11th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Jenkin was killed in action on 19 September 1944, aged 24. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Groesbeek Memorial.

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