William Stanley Jenkins was promoted to temporary 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 8 November 1917.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. William Stanley Jenkins, Sea Patrol.
An intrepid pilot who has met with much success in numerous battles. On one day last month he led three machines in an attack on seven of the enemy. He engaged in combat with four separate enemy machines, set fire to one at a height of 14,000 feet, and then, getting on the tail of another, fired 150 rounds into it, resulting in complete destruction. Lt. Jenkins has, on previous occasions, destroyed or brought down out of control six enemy aircraft.
2nd Lieut. William Stanley Jenkins, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
An exceptionally skilful pilot, conspicuous for his courage and disregard of danger. Since 5th October he has accounted for four enemy aeroplanes crashed and one driven down out of control. On 10th November he crashed an enemy two-seater, and later on destroyed a Fokker, in addition to attacking enemy troops and transport with marked success.