This is the fifth report from our volunteer, Frank Lockley, on the soldiers buried at Heath Town Cemetery.
Wesley Jenkins was born in 1887, the son of Edward and Mary Ann. At the time of the 1911 census Wesley is an Auctioneers Assistant, living in Bath Road, Wolverhampton with his parents and elder brother Frederick.
Wesley enlisted with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys) regiment in Lichfield on 10th February 1916. He was posted to the 11th (Service) Battalion.
The battalion was posted to Italy in November 1917.
It was while on leave from Italy that he fell ill at home. After arriving home on 7th June 1918 he was admitted to the General Hospital in Wolverhampton on 10th June and died just two days later from pneumonia.