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William Aubrey Jennings

William Aubrey Jennings. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 79323

William Aubrey Jennings. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 79323

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Aubrey AWMM
  • Surname
    Jennings AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    394 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    2 May 1877 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J. Jennings (father), Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Originally his grave was at near the battle site at which he died. He is now buried at the Diamond Hill Garden of Remembrance.

      Name transcribed as R. Jennings on the Marker at Diamond Hill for those killed at Rhenoster Kop and reburied at Diamond Hill

      Father was named James Jennings. AWMM
    • Trooper William Jennings was the brother of Sergeant Albert ('Bert') Charles Jennings (1879-1917), NZEF Service # 6/1887, of the Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, NZEF - who was killed in action - on 7 June 1917 - at Messines Ridge, Ypres, Belgium. Sergeant Albert Jennings had also served in the South African War (NZ service # 4246, 7th Contingent). Refer his profile this website. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 3 January 2017 - Military File of Sergeant Albert Charles Jennings (1879-1917). Also refer to Prow website New Zealand : Albert C. Jennings.
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About death

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  • Death
    • 29 November 1900 AWMM
      Rhenoster KopTransvaal AWMM
    • 29 January 1900 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 23 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Diamond Hill Garden of Remembrance, Donkerhoek, South Africa AWMM
    • Renosterkop Sa AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial plaque, 2nd New Zealand Contingent, Boer War 1900, Ranfurly Veterans' Home, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Whanganui South African War Memorial AWMM
    • Nelson South African War Memorial, Queen's Garden, Nelson AWMM

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31 March 2021KevinSouth AfricaResearcher
03 January 2017JeniferWairarapa New ZealandResearcher

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