Ernest Howard JENNINGS

JENNINGS, Ernest Howard

Service Number: 2136
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Rose Park, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 10 November 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide Officers of S.A. Post, Telegraph and Telephone Department HR, Adelaide Postmaster General's Department WWI Honour Board , Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2136, 5th Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 2136, 5th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Ernest Howard Jennings (service number 2136) was 27 years old when he enlisted in the AIF on March 29th, 1916, the third brother from the same family to enlist. His military records lists his profession as Postman. He spent the best part of 7 months training with the 3/5 Pioneer training company before he was sent to France in November 1916 where he was taken on the strength of the 5th Pioneer Battalion. He remained on the roll of the 5th Pioneers for the next 11 months continuously except for two short stays in hospital while he was sick. On 12 October 1917 he is listed as wounded in action in France, the extent and nature of the wounds is not certain but a newspaper article suggests it was due to trench foot and shell shock. He is listed as wounded again on 10 November 1917, a gun shot wound to the buttock and he was evacuated to the 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station in Belgium, were sadly, Ernest Howard Jennings died of his wounds. The date of his injury and the location of the casualty station, the place where he received his wounds (in or around Anzac Ridge near Ypres) suggests that Ernest died in the offensive at Ypres in Belgium.