Jennings, Victor Albert

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 29
Date of birth: 1887 (Q2)

Parents: Walter S. and Clara Jennings
Wife: Ida M Jennings (nee Davis)
Address: 41 Saltisford

Occupation: Chauffeur to Major Emmet of Moreton Paddox

Victor Albert was baptised on 28th August 1887, when his parents Walter and Clara were living at Cherry Street, Warwick. However Clara died in the following year and at the time of the 1891 census, the family living at 2 Cherry Street consisted of Walter, his second wife Lelika, 6 sons: Arthur (12), Ernest (10), Henry (7), Edward (6), Victor (3) and Edwin (2), and a stepson Arthur Bosworth (9). Walter was a bootmaker on his own account.

By the 1901 census, Walter’s wife was Sarah and the family, now 5 children including Victor and two younger sisters, lived at 14 Market Street.  By 1911, only Victor, now aged 23, was living with his parents, at 7 West Rock, Saltisford and was working as a Motor driver (domestic).

Victor married Ida M Davis in 1915 (Q2) in Southam.

Although he died in November 1916, Victor was originally reported missing and it was only in August 1917 that his parents were informed of his death

Local War Item in Warwick Advertiser 11th August 1917
A V Jennings WA Aug 11th 1917

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 19267
Regiment/Service: 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 112th Brigade, 37th Division
Date of death: Wednesday, November 15, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of the Ancre
Commemorated/Buried: Reden Ridge Cemetary No 3 Somme
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpt courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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