Born 1864, son of Dr. Jenkins, rector of Llan-llwch and vicar of Llan-gain, Carmarthenshire. He was educated at Llandovery, Cambridge University, and S. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Jenkins was considered among the best of Welsh international three-quarters in his day, but he was known chiefly for his work in founding the London-Welsh Football Club, having previously played for a Rhondda club, for Blackheath, and for Middlesex. He also played for Wales against Ireland in 1888, and in the same year against Scotland, whom Wales then beat for the first time; it was Jenkins who scored the only try of the match. A damaged knee cut short his football career. In later life, having gained the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. diplomas, Jenkins became the chief medical officer of the Army recruiting staff in London. He died 6 August 1922.
Published date: 1959
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