The AIF Project

George William JENNINGS

Regimental number713
Place of birthBenalla Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSawmiller
AddressBenalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, James Jennings, Benalla, Victoria
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 23 March 1918

Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He, together with another officer and one man, took up a position near the enemy's wire, intending to remain there during the day to observe. When sixty of the enemy were seen advancing in two parties, realizing that an attack on our picquet was imminent, he opened fire, with his revolver. The enemy were at first thrown into confustion, but immediately afterwards commenced to bomb the party, all three being wounded. Despite this, they continued to fight until al their ammunition and bombs had been expended and finally succeeded in routing the enemy. His magnificent courage and determination helped greatly in breaking up the enemy's attack, and cannot be too highly praised.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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