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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: Douglas Jennings
Name: Jennings, Douglas Arthur
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 10308 & 7770
Place of Birth: Middlesex (England)
Next of Kin: Constance Jennings - Mother; 88 Fenchurch Street, London, England.
Biographical notes: Born to George Charles Hazledine Jennings and Caroline Constance Jennings on 4 February 1883 in the Parish of Tottenham Middlesex (England). George was a solicitor and married Caroline Little in Islington June 1879. One of five children – Constance Elsie Jennings born 5 December 1880; Edgar Marmaduke Jennings born 18 April 1886; Ivy Beatrice Hazeldine Jennings born 1 Jul 1894 and Daphne Jennings born 27 Jan 1901. Douglas left the port of Liverpool for Sydney in 1903. His marriage to Edith E. Upton was registered in Redfern (N.S.W) 1906.The BTM Index lists Douglas as a clerk in Port Darwin from 1910. Notification of his insolvency and occupation as labourer was listed in the Northern Territory Times on October 16 1912. At the time of his enlistment in July 1915, Douglas was working in the Northern Territory Public Service and living in the Government Officers’ Quarters. His wife, Edith Emily Jennings also volunteered for duty and was accepted as a Red Cross Nurse, but tragically died in Sydney on 25 August 1915 before she could proceed overseas. He listed his marital status as widower on his service record. Notification was given in the NT Times and Gazette of 12 August 1915 of the auction of all his goods in Darwin. Service record contains a letter written by his fiancee, Edith Graddon on 24 August 1919, whom he never married. Douglas is listed again on a Melbourne electoral roll from 1931 until 1949, but there is evidence of his being in Melbourne from 1926 selling shares in an afforestation scheme in New Zealand. Douglas did remarry on 26 July 1945 at St John’s Church Toorak to Ruth Mary, widow of Professor Williams of Hobart. His Serivce Record contains notification of his death and burial in 1953. He was cremated at Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne on 27 July 1953.
Occupation: Horticulturist
Date of Enlistment: 7-Jul-1915
Age at Enlistment: 33
Place of Enlistment: Broadmeadows (Vic.)
Liverpool (N.S.W.)
Unit: 2nd Australian Divisional Train
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1953-07-02
Place of Death: Melbourne (Vic.)
Place of Burial: Springvale Botanical Cemetery (Vic.)
Service History: Discharged as medically unfit for the infantry due to his sight on 04 August 1915. The board recommended he be transferred to the Army Service Corps. He re-attested 1 August 1916 owing to loss of original attestation papers, so has a second enlistment date of 6 September 1915 and a second number – 7770. The Service Records have been married under 10308. There is an embarkation record for him under Service No. 10308 leaving with ASC [Army Service Corps] - May (1916) to August (1916) Reinforcements (May-September 1916) per HMAT 'Port Lincoln' 4 May 1916. De-mobilised in England on 28 November 1919 due to the fact that he had no dependents in Australia, his parents were in England and he was engaged to be married. He received an offer of 3 months training and employment in fruit growing from 19 March 1919 until 19 June 1919.
Related link: "News & Notes", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 26 August 1915: p.15.
"News & Notes", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 8 July 1915: p.8.
"Family Notices", The Mercury 7 August 1945: p.10.
Unit War Diary
"They say", Northern Standard, 5 March 1926: p.1.
Nominal Roll
Embarkation Record
"In the Supreme Court", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 5 December 1912: p.4.
Service record
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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