Lancelot Shadwell AWMM
Also known as
WWI 8/2502 AWMM
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM Waitaki High School, Oamaru, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
Mrs L. Jennings (wife), care of A.R. Ryder, John Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Married AWMM
Medals and Awards
Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
Citation for Mentioned in Despatches (MID): "Flers - September 1916. This Officer displayed great bravery and devotion to duty when in command of his Company during the above operations until killed in action. During the six months before his death he continually showed initiative and daring when in the line east of Armentieres, and his good work continually being brought to my notice." (London Gazette, 1 June 1917, p. 5429, Rec. No. 641) AWMM
POW liberation details
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Lancelot Jennings was the son of Charles William Jennings and Agnes Lavinia Jennings (nee Grace), husband of Bella Jennings (nee Cross).
Gained Lieutenant's commission on 18 May 1915 (Studholme 1928).
Promoted to Captain on 1 March 1916 (Studholme 1928).
"Our former Science Master, joined the 6th Reinforcements as a subaltern in the Otago Regiment, serving through part of the Gallipoli campaign. Educated at Nelson and Canterbury Coleges [sic], his career as a student was a brilliant one. After taking his degree, he temporarily held the professorship of biology till the close of 1912, when he came to this School only to prove still further his scientific ability and enthusiasm. He had very decided views on the use and possibilities of science as a school subject, leaving valuable suggestions behind for which those who worked with him will ever be grateful. By the majority he will be remembered as a most excellent tennis player. For five years in succession he won the Sales championship, and in 1913 played in the final for the N.Z. championship. Soon after he arrived in France he was gazetted Captain, and the news of his death in action caused very sincere regret." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School]) AWMM
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- Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 368 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM
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