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Sydney Bernard Jennings

In memory of:

Private Sydney Bernard Jennings

April 24, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

77724

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of William Dawson Jennings and Mary Francis Jennings, of 26, Prospect St., Caversham, England.

Commemorated on Page 21 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Badge– 15th  Bn cap badge. Submitted by Capt (Ret`d) S. W. Gilbert, 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team. 

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  • Shoulder patch– 1ST Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Submitted by Capt (Ret`d) S. W. Gilbert, 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

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  • Badge– Cap badge of the 30th Bn, which he originally joined before being sent to the15th Bn as a reinforcement. Submitted by Capt (Ret`d) S. W. Gilbert, 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.

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  • Inscription– Menin Gate panel where Private Sidney Jennings is commemorated.  Photo by BGen Young (ret) and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– Regimental Memorial Battle 2nd Ypres located on Gravenstafel Ridge. Photo by BGen (ret'd) G. Young. Submitted by Capt V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial Plaque– Regimental Memorial Battle 2nd Ypres located in St Julien. . Photo by BGen (ret'd) G. Young. Submitted by Capt V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • War Memorial– Cenotaph at Phoenix, British Columbia
  • Inscription– Cenotaph at Phoenix, British Columbia

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