Captain Samuel Leslie Jenkins

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Reference WMO/269068


Saron Baptist Chapel

Saron Road

Saron, Carmarthenshire


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Processional Cross
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Lettering: Unknown
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Samuel Leslie Jenkins, Captain, 88225, South Wales Borderers. Samuel was the son of John and Ellen Jenkins, of Carmarthen, and the husband of Jean Rosaleen Jenkins, of Llanarthney. He was a Captain with the South Wales Borderers, before applying for Commando training, and was posted to No. 2 Commando. On 4 March 1944 Samuel and another officer of 2 Commando were on reconnaissance in preparation for a raid on Solta, when Samuel was wounded and captured. He died on 6 March 1944, aged 29, and is buried at Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia & Montenegro. There is a cross in the Chapel which was presented in Samuel's memory.
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