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Bernard Jackson JENNINGS

Regimental number423
Place of birthWalthamston, Essex, England
SchoolUpper Looting
Other trainingCommercial
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address8 Beaconsfield Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs C E Jennings, 8 Beaconsfield Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, England
Previous military serviceNo, but "joined up" on hearing of the sinking of the "Lusitania".
Enlistment date1 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4125
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Railway Operating Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe went through the Gallipoli campaign and then was invalided to Malta and afterward joined his company in France. (Mother)
FateDied of wounds 20 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXV, Row K, Grave No. 15), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
26

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