Jennings, Albert Victor (3563)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 27 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 17 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3563            view online service record

Address:
129 Heath Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Jennings (wife)
129 Heath Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 6th Infantry Battalion – 11th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 26 July 1916
Place: France


Brothers: Ernest Jennings and Percy Jennings.

Private, 6 Infantry, killed in action 26 July, 1916, France, aged commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

Parents deceased, wife: Mrs E JENNINGS, born Port Melbourne. Enlisted with wife at 129 Heath Street. No circular returned. Cousin: 1657 Pte Alexander John Thomas ASHWORTH, Brunswick, killed in action, 25 September 1917, The Port Melbourne Standard, 2 September, 1916 suggested he left two children and had seven brothers and four sisters. Brothers, 3564, Ernest, and 4733, Percy both enlisted from Port Melbourne. By an odd coincidence, there was another Albert Victor JENNINGS from Port Melbourne who volunteered, but was rejected – later to become the founder of the A V Jennings construction group.

Additional research by Brian Membrey


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1916 ‘Port’s Honoured Dead.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 September, p. 2. , viewed 05 Aug 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164466

1916 ‘LATE PRIVATE JENNINGS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 September, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164298

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