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William Ivan Kirke Jennings

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 368 - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ivan Kirke AWMM
  • Surname
    Jennings AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/912 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 July 1892 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 4 September 1914 AWMM Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Dr Jennings, Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Graduated from Royal Military College of Australia at Duntroon as Lieutenant, 5 August 1914 AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW1 4 September 1914 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Regular soldier/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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Promoted to Captain, April 1916

    Promoted to Major and Divisional Machine Gun (MG) Officer, 12 August 1916

    Appointed General Staff Officer grade 3 (GSOIII) of New Zealand Division, 1917

    Served as a Brigade-Major (BM), 1917-18

    GSO of NZ Central Military District, 1919-24

    Promoted to Lt Colonel and GSOI of New Zealand Division, 1936

    Retired in 1937

    Died less than a month shy of his 90th birthday in 1982 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1982 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 368 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
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