Harrogate Herald – 21st March 1917
Roll of Honour
Mr & Mrs W Jenkinson, 151 Cold Bath Road, Harrogate,
have received notification from the War Office that another of their
sons, Sergeant F Jenkinson (West Yorks), died on the 7th
March from wounds received in action. The King and Queen and the
Army Council express their sympathy and regret with the bereaved. Sergeant
Jenkinson was serving his seventh year In the Army, having
enlisted in September, 1910. He was stationed at Colchester some
time and took in the King's coronation ceremony. He was two years at
Malta as garrison policeman, and went to France in September, 1914.
With the exception of being buried by explosion he had escaped
injury during his 2 1/2 years' service at the Front, until he
received his fatal wound. The Rev C Parker, the Church of England
chaplain, who buried him, in a letter to the bereaved parents says :
"May God help you to bear this great grief and comfort you.
Mere words are useless and unreal. Comfort can only come from above.
You have my truest sympathy, as have all the brave women of England
who at this time are called upon to sacrifice so much. You must try
and be brave, for now he is reaping his reward. He was quite
unconscious of all his sufferings, and had a very peaceful
end". Sergeant Jenkinson, who was a man of fine
physique, standing over 6ft in height, had a brother, Private
Joseph Jenkinson, killed in action on the 15th September last.