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Horace Clifford JENNS

Regimental number237
Place of birthBirmingham, England
SchoolDudley Road Council School, Birmingham, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o A. Jenns, Regent House, Helidon Road, Windsor, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Emily Jenns, 57 Chiswell Road, Dudley road, Birmingham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name31st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships sailed from Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C, and D: HMAT A62,'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915, and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915.
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class II)
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe is reported to have been buried at Zonnebeke, Ypres
FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row D, Grave No. 8), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Emily JENNS, 57 Chiswell Road, Dudley Road, Birmingham, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

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

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