CSM
Horace Clifford Jenns

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1895
Lieu de naissance:
Birmingham, Warwickshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Ouvrier

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Company Sergeant Major
Numéro de service:
237
Incorporation date:
13/07/1915
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 31st Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
09/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Remus Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
22

Cimetière

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: XXV
Rangée: D
Tombe: 8

Distinctions et médailles 3

1914-15 Star
Médaille
British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Horace Clifford Jenns was the Company Sergeant Major of the Australian Infantry 31st Battalion’s “A” Company. The 31st Battalion was part of the 8th Australian Brigade, of the 5th Australian Division. On the 9th of October 1917 the 31st Australian Battalion participated in the Battle of Poelcapelle, a stage in the Third Battle of Ypres.
Although it didn’t attack the 31st Battalion relieved the 7th Australian Battalion in the support line on the 9th of October 1917. The Battalion was in support to the 1st Australian Brigade of the 1st Australian Division, which was in the frontline just South of the hamlet of Broodseinde. The 31st Battalion consequently occupied the left support sector on the Broodseinde-Noordemdhoek road.
German artillery shelled the 31st Battalion’s positions rom 04.57 p.m. till 05.40 p.m. The shelling was particularly heavy in the area of Remus Wood. In reply to an allied barrage the German artillery recommenced shelling the support positions from 09.30 p.m. till 10.00 p.m.
Company Sergeant Major Horace Clifford Jenns was killed in action on the 9th of October 1917. He was initially buried along the 31st Battalion’s line near Remus Wood. His remains were exhumed after the war and interred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood. The location of his initial grave indicates that Company Sergeant Major Horace Clifford Jenns possibly fell due to the heavy German artillery fire on Remus Wood.

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AIF-project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/search
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10246813
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480305/JENNS,%20HORACE%20CLIFFORD
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National Archives of Australia
http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScreens/BasicSearch.aspx
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary Australian Infantry 31st Bn.
https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1338583
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