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Meadows Nottingham
Ralph Victor Jennings was born in 1897 in the Meadows, Nottingham and was the son of Albert a clerk and Alice Mary Jennings née Harrison of 22 Stratford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. His parents were married in 1892 in Nottingham and went on to have 9 children , sadly one died in infancy their surviving children were Ida Dorothy, Gladys Hilda, Frances Ellen, Doris Marion, Clarice May, Grace Edith and Sydney Frederick Jennings, all were born in Nottingham. In 1911 they lived at 15 Walker's Terrace Meadows Nottingham. Albert and Alice Mary Jennings later moved to 22 Stratford Road West Bridgford Nottingham.
06 Jun 1916
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9, Rushworth-avenue, West Bridgford.
12th Bn The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
Rifleman Ralph Victor Jennings, enlisted on 15th March 1915 at Nottingham, he gave his age as 19 yrs 6 months and his address as 9 Rushworth Ave, West Bridgford, Nottingham and his occupation as that of a butcher. He was posted to the 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade and a signaller. He landed in France on 27th October 1915 and was killed in action on 6th June 1916. He is buried in Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery.
The battalions war diary for the date of his death states :- the war diary states that at 2.00 p.m.: “A message was received by orderly that CAPT. ROE [1] had been severely wounded at A1 and the telephone dugout blown in, & 2 operators killed. Telephone communication was also broken about the same time to all coys.” Captain Frank Edward Mervyn Roe, D.C.M., 12th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died of wounds on 7th June 1916. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Death notice published 14th June 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “JENNINGS. – Killed in action, June 6th, 1916, Signaller Ralph Jennings, aged 18 years, dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jennings, 9, Rushworth-avenue, West Bridgford. He did his duty. – From his sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brother.” In memoriam published 6th June 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “JENNINGS. – In loving memory of Signaller Ralph, dearly loved son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Jennings, of 9, Rushworth-avenue, West Bridgford, killed in action June 6th 1916. A day of remembrance sad to recall. – Sorrowing mother, father, sisters, and brother.” Battalion information and newspaper notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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