Born: 16th April 1890, Hackney, London.

Baptised: 14th October 1892, at St. John, Hackney, parents: Ellen & Robert Jennings – Police Constable, of 6, Brett Road, Hackney. Sister Florence Maude Jennings – born 9th October 1888, also baptised.

Died: 24th January 1920: age 29; after a short illness at the Ipswich Borough Isolation Hospital.


Joined the Army in 1915 – went out to France in 1916, where he was in hospital for some time suffering from concussion.

Demobilised in 1919, and entered the service of the Great Eastern Railway as a motor lorry driver.


Rank: Rifleman; Service Number: 417243

Regiment:London Regiment (The Rangers), 12th Battalion – transferred to 883rd Area Employment Company, Labour Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1891   Hackney, London.


Robert was 11 months old and living with his parents & sister.

Robert Jennings, 26, a Metropolitan Police Constable, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Ellen Elizabeth Jennings (nee Giles), 25, born Whitton, Suffolk.

Florence Maude Jennings, 2, born Hackney, London.


1901   89, Abbeyfield Road, Rotherhithe, Surrey.


Robert was 10 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

Robert, 34, Police Sergeant.

Ellen 35.

Florence, 12.

Ethel Jennings, 2, born Rotherhithe, Surrey.


1911   8, Aspinden Road, Rotherhithe, Surrey.


Robert was 20 years old a Provision Merchants – Clerk – Warehouse. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 46, a Metropolitan Police Pensioner & Wharf Gatekeeper.

Ellen, 45.

Florence, 22.

Ethel, 12.

Herbert Cyril Jennings, 4, born Rotherhithe, Surrey.


On the 1st September 1912, at St. James’s Church, Bermondsey, Surrey, James, aged 22, and a Clerk, married Minnie Emma Elizabeth Perrin, aged 20, born March 1892, Bermondsey. They were both of 43, Enid Street. James’s father, Robert was a Gate Keeper, and Minnie’s father, Thomas Horace Perrin, was a House Painter. Children:

Grace Minnie Jennings, born 9th January 1913 – baptised on the 2nd March 1913, at Clare College Mission, Bermondsey. James was a Clerk, and they lived at 2, Old Road, Bermondsey.

Robert John Jennings, born July 1915, Ipswich.

Phyllis M. Jennings, born January 1920, Ipswich.


Robert is also remembered on the war memorial at Felixstowe, Suffolk.



1920 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper

The interment took place in the Field of Honour at Ipswich Cemetery last week of Mr. R.G.Jennings. The deceased joined the Army in 1915, and proceeded to France in 1916, where he was in hospital for sometime suffering from concussion. He was demobilised in January, 1919, and recently entered the service of the Great Eastern Railway as a motor lorry driver. He passed away after a short illness at the Borough Isolation Hospital on Saturday.

Full military honours were accorded, the coffin being borne on a gun carriage, preceded by a firing party from the R.F.A., Ipswich. The service at the Cemetery was performed by the Rev. J. McMahon, after which three volleys were fired.

There were several floral tributes, including one from his workmates, and others from the Ipswich Women’s Guild, and the Ipswich Branch of the N.A.D.S. and S., whose representatives were also present. The deceased leaves a widow and four children. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son, of Berners Street.

London Regiment (The Rangers), 12th Battalion:

Labour Corps:

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