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Jim Jenkinson

1916-1984

Jim Jenkinson

James (Jim) T. Jenkinson was born in 1916 and joined the Canadian Army in Parry Sound, Ontario. In 1942, he held the position of Captain and was sent overseas with the British Columbia Regiment. He saw action in Normandy, Belgium and the Ardennes before losing both his legs in May 1945 within sight of the Rhine River. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry during his service.

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Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Military Cross

Mr. Jenkinson joined The War Amps and held a number of positions on both the branch and national levels, including:

  • Member, War Amps National Council
  • Member, War Amps Key Tag Advisory Committee
  • Treasurer, President and Executive Member, Toronto Branch
  • National President, The War Amps
  • Chairman, Board of Supervisors, Toronto Branch
  • Chairman, Trustees, Toronto Branch

He was President of the Toronto Branch during 1950, the year the branch’s Memorial Centre was opened, one of the most important and hectic years in its history.

In his daily life, Mr. Jenkinson was a banker and held a senior position at the head office of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). He was an avid golfer and liked to share The War Amps motto “it’s what’s left that counts” with new amputees.

He is the recipient of The War Amps Distinguished Service Membership and Meritorious Service Membership for his contributions to the Association.

Mr. Jenkinson passed away on November 15, 1984.

Awards:

  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Military Cross