John Edgar JENNINGS

JENNINGS, John Edgar

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 12 June 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia, 14 August 1885
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Essendon State School No 483, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Commercial Traveller
Died: Killed In Action, France, 3 May 1917, aged 31 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor, Moonee Ponds North Suburban Cycling Club Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

12 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, Officer, 24th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Involvement 24th Infantry Battalion
1 Aug 1916: Embarked 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Melbourne
3 May 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

News has come to hand that Lieut [J] E. Jennings (Jack) was killed in action on 3rd May. The deceased is the youngest son of Mr. T. H Jennings (a former [Mayor] of Essendon), of 3 Mantell street, Moonee Ponds: also a brother of Mr. George Jennings, of the Ascot Vale Hotel. He enlisted some 18 months ago, and was a man of great promise, being ...... and respected. He was well known in sporting circles, having been some time ago captain of the Essendon Junior football Club. The Moonee Ponds Bowling Club have hoisted their flag half-mast out of respect to the father of the above soldier, who was a foundation member of the Club.

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