Jennings Father and Son

Lieutenant Francis Henry Jennings, age 21
201st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died 07 February 1918

Francis Henry was the son of Francis William and Nora Anness.  He was born in Scole in Suffolk and went to school in Petersfield, Hampshire.  He served as a Lieutenant in the 201st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), he died suddenly following an operation on 07/02/1918 in the Military Hospital in Belton, Lincolnshire, age 21. He is buried at Portsdown (Christ Church) Military Cemetery.  His father died in 1916 and his mother remarried in 1917 on the Isle of Wight, when he died his mother was living in Southsea, Hampshire.   

Francis Henry was the grandson of Francis Barnard Jennings, Solicitor Clerk to Felixstowe & Walton Urban District Council, 113 Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe.

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Machine Gun Corps

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Portsdown (Christ Church) Military Cemetery

Lieutenant Francis William Jennings, age 47
3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment
Died 26 March 1916

Francis William was previously the commanding officer of the Diss Volunteer Company.  Before the war he moved with his family to the Isle of Wight, at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army and was attached to 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment.  He was tragically killed in an accident whilst disposing of a mine near Hull on 26/03/1916, age 47.  A newspaper article regarding his death can be seen below.

 

He was born Ipswich in 1868. He was the father of F H Jennings (see above). He was buried at Easington Cemetery, a newspaper report regarding the funeral can be seen below.  Son of Francis Barnard Jennings, Solicitor Clerk to Felixstowe & Walton Urban District Council, 113 Ranelagh Road, Felixstowe.  Francis Barnard died in December 1917.

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Leicestershire Regiment