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William West JENNINGS

Regimental number1810
Place of birthRavensthorpe, Northamptonshire, England
Other NamesWilliam West Anderson
SchoolAll Saints, Northampton, England
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinW G Jennings, Boisdale Street, Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 1), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Charles and Ada JENNINGS. Native of Ravensthorpe, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Found guilty, 11 June 1916, of (1) disobedience of orders, having a dirty rifle; (2) having no cover over the mechanism: awarded (1) 3 hours' pack drill; (2) 6 hours' pack drill and 1 week's fatigue.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JENNINGS William West

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