14729 Private Thomas Jennings

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Parkham Devon in 1890.

His parents were Roger Jennings(born in 1850) and Susan Found(born in 1855). They were married in 1877.

Thomas had 2 brothers; John M(born in 1881) and Frank(born in 1888).

He also had 3 sisters; Mary(born in 1885),

Dinah(born in 1892) and Annie(born in 1894).

In the 1891 census, the family were recorded as living in Halsbury cottage,Parkham,Bideford,Devon.

Roger was employed as a farm labourer. 

In the 1901 census, the family were recorded as having moved to live at Salterns Cottage, Monkleigh,Torrington, North Devon. Roger was employed as a horseman on a farm.

In the 1911 census, the family were still at the same address. Roger was still a horse man and Thomas was now a labourer on a farm.

He enlisted in Bideford and his date of disembarkation into France was on 01/10/1915.

He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,

the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.       

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