L. W. Jenn
Service no. 7270
Private, London Regiment (London Scottish), 14th Battalion
Enlisted in London; lived in Brixton
Died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen at age 19 on 9 August 1916
Remembered at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 Leonard Jenn, 14, was living at 7 Delverton Road, Newington South, Southwark with his mother, Annie Jenn, 37, and brother Ernest Jenn, 18, a junior clerk. Annie was born in Acton, Ernest in Harringay and Leonard in Holloway.
Information from the 1901 census
In 1901 the Jenn family lived at 33 Peacock Street, Newington. Henry Jenn, 31, was a wholesale fruit salesman, born in Islington.
Information from National Archives British Army WW1 Service Records
Before the war, Private Leonard William Jenn was a waiter. He gave the Bonnington Hotel, Southampton Row as his address when he attested at Holborn, London. He was just over 19, single and stood only 5 feet 4½ inches. He was relatively stocky for the time, his chest measuring 36 inches with 4 inches expansion.
Jenn took a gunshot wound to the abdomen on 9 August 1916 at the battle of Morlancourt. The orderlies at No 43 Casualty Clearing Station could not save him. He had lasted a mere 244 days’ service.
Jenn stated in his will that his belongings should go to his mother, Annie. They were listed: disc, letters, photos, pocket book, cigarette case, titles, lighter.
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
JENN, L. W., Private, 14th London Regiment (London Scottish).
Joining in March 1916, he proceeded overseas shortly afterwards and served with his Battalion during heavy fighting in the Somme sector. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Morlancourt in 1916, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
“His Life for his Country, his Soul to God.”
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