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Spurgeon Delma Jenkins

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Spurgeon Delma Jenkins

February 15, 1944
Over Berlin, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/18996

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

434 Bluenose Squadron (In Excelsis Vincimus)

Citation(s):

1939 - 1945 Star, A/C Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

March 5, 1915
Mount Herbert, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

October 20, 1941
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Son of Parkman and Lena May (nee Stewart)Jenkins, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Brother of Frederick S. Jenkins and Helen Margaret (Jenkins) Judson

Commemorated on Page 345 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 250

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometers by road west of London.

The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:

IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE

In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Spurgeon Delma Jenkins is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Spurgeon Delma Jenkins is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of SPURGEON DELMA JENKINS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Spurgeon 'Spud' Jenkins– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon 'Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter December 15 1943 p.1– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter December 15 1943 p.2– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter September 6 1943 p.1– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter September 6 1943 p.2– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Photo of Frederic Jenkins, brother– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter from the Royal Canadian Air Force– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Runnymede Memorial Plot– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Letter from the House of Commons– Scrapbook created by Helen Judson, Christina's Grandmother and sister of Spurgeon ¿Spud' Jenkins.
  • Photo of Spurgeon Jenkins– January 1943, Alexandra, PEI
Spud and his nephew, Chrys Judson (2 1/2 yrs old)
Taken on the door step of his sister, Helen Judson's, house.

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