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John Ernest JENNINGS

Regimental number2179
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolHigher Grade Wood Green, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGoods porter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Jennings, 3S Parkhurst Road, Bowe, Park, London, N, England
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded (left arm) 8 August 1915 (Lone Pine Charge). Returned duty 7 September 1915. Through unrecovered he would not leave his comrades to fight alone. (Mother)
FateDied of wounds 9 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death9 September 1915
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 22), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Alice Charlotte JENNINGS, 10 Woodside Road, Wood Green, London, England. Native of Sudbury, Middlesex
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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