|Place of birth||Redfern, New South Wales|
|School||Leichhardt Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Occupation||Wood work machinist|
|Address||47 Charles Street, Petersham, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs A H Jennings, 47 Charles Street, Petersham, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in A Company, 31st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/20/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 13), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Anne Hadden JENNINGS, 47 Charles Street, Petersham, New South Wales. Native of Redfern, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 930 Pte George JENNINGS, 17th Bn, returned to Australia, 11 May 1916; 1370 Pte John JENNINGS, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 23 July 1916; 3576 Pte Robert Lewis JENNINGS, 1st Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Note on bottom of B.103, 'buried B5025'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1431014, 3284 Pte H.C. RIDINGS, 55th Bn (patient, No 13 General Hospital, Boulgne), 22 January 1917: 'I saw this man killed in the communication trench and is fact (sic: his face) blown up by a shell so that he was hardly recognisable. This was on the 19th July. I saw him dead when I was coming back wounded and he was lying there. He was on his way to the German lines when he ws killed.'
Second statement, 4820 Pte L. HALPIN, 55th Bn (patient, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, England), 7 March 1917: 'He was wounded badly by rifle fire at Fromelles. He was in the German trenches when hit. I saw him there. The Germans re-took the trench, and he was not brought back. It happened during the charge of July 19th.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, JENNINGS Walter James
Red Cross File No 1431014