Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Cyril Donald Thomas Jenkins

Photo of Cyril Donald Thomas Jenkins
House and time at Malvern: No 1, 1910 - 1913.

Regiment: Royal Welch Fus.
Died: 03 October 1916 aged 21 in United Kingdom. Accidentally killed flying.
Cemetery: Swansea, Oystermouth

Son of Charles Bevan Jenkins and Kate Edith Anna Elizabeth Jenkins, of Beryl House, Wells, Somerset and Uplands House, Swansea, b. 1895.
Lower IV—Matriculation Class.
Articled to a Solicitor.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant Royal Welch Fusiliers 1914; Lieutenant R.F.C.
Wounded at Gallipoli.

'Although never a prominent member of the School, Cyril Jenkins gained the affection of all with whom he came in contact; simple and unassuming, there was a hidden strength of character which attracted all. He left in December 1913 to follow his father's profession as a solicitor, but upon the outbreak of war he joined the 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers with his chum, John Morris (who was killed in action on 15th May, 1915); he was sent to the Dardanelles in the following September, and saw most of the campaign in Gallipoli, receiving a slight wound just at the end of his time; from this he quickly recovered, and on returning home joined the Royal Flying Corps. He was killed in consequence of an accident to his machine on 3rd October.' (Malvernian, Nov 1916).

His plane an Avro 504A 7970, in 58 Sqn, lost speed in a turn and nose dived in the Cramlington area.
Fatal Air Accidents