Private William West Anderson Jennings

Service number 1810
Birth Date 1899-06-06
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Northamptonshire, Ravensthorpe
Death Date 1916-07-19
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private William West Anderson Jennings (1810, 21st Battalion) was born at Ravensthorpe, England, on 6 June 1899. He came to Australia at the age of fourteen, and was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in June 1915. William was killed in action on 19 July 1916 during the battle of Fromelles. He is buried in the Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France. William was 17 years and 1 month of age.



Date of birth 06 June 1899
Date of enlistment 12 June 1915
Date of embarkation 16 July 1915
Date of death 19 July 1916
Date of fate 19 July 1916