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St George Falfield

Inscription

In memory of one most beloved

John Banks Jenkinson

(eldest son of George Banks Jenkinson 12th Baronet)

Captain, The Rifle Brigade who was serving on the staff as Brigade Major when killed in action at Vendresse, France in the Battle of Aisne Sept 14th 1914,

aged 33 years and is buried at Vendresse,

Mentioned in dispatches

Served with the Mounted Infantry through the South African War Queen’s Medal and five clasps Subsequently Adjutant Mounted Infantry in Egypt Passed through Staff College 1911 Following year G.S.O. Eastern Command

Became Brigade Major in 1913 to the 3rd Infantry Brigade (1st Division)

Married 1907, Joan, only daughter of Col. Hill C. B. of Wollaston, Northants who survives him and by whom he leaves two children, a daughter aged 6 years, and a son Antony Banks, aged 2 years.

He was a God fearing man, an honourable gentleman and a gallant soldier

“He that findeth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”

RIP

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St George Falfield

South Gloucestershire

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John Banks

Jenkinson

9th June 1881

London

14th September 1914

Vendresse, France

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Vendresse British Cemetery, Vendresse-Beaulne, Soissons, France

First World War

Captain

Rifle Brigade

Brigade Major 3rd Infantry Brigade

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Brigade Major

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