JENNISON, Hubert. M.C.

2/Lt Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regt. Lt Essex Regt, wounded at Gallipoli.  Acting Captain 14 Prince of Wales Own West Yorks Regt. Went to France 6/10/1915. Awarded M.C. Citation, London Gazette MID 22/5/1917; “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in bringing his Stokes mortar and ammunition forward by hand for a distance of 5 miles, keeping pace with the infantry throughout. At the end of this exhausting march he got his guns into position and kept them in action against hostile strong points under heavy fire. His own personality and endurance alone made this fine feat possible.”  (DC 26/10/1918 ‘Reported wounded’).

b1893 Gorton, Manchester.  1901C lived with his parents Richard and Annie, Lake Hotel, Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester (father was the hotel manager) 1911C he was at school, living with his parents at Stanley Grove, Longsight, Manchester (father listed as a licenced victualler). The family were the founders and proprietors of Belle Vue Pleasure Gardens in Manchester. They Lived at ‘Sunnyside’ Outseats and ‘Hillfield House’, Outseats. The Middletons’ were also related. Hubert Jennison’s Grandmother was Mary Middleton. Her younger brother was William Middleton father of Charles, John Robert, Arthur & Ernest Middleton. Hubert married Doris Bentley 28/1/1919. He was a textile chemist and died 28/3/1956 age 63. Probate granted to his widow Doris Bentley of Kirkwood 44 Bradford Rd, Tranmere Park, Guisely, effects £25,470 4s 11d (A lot of money in 1956.)