Gunner Arthur Percival Jennings of 82 Mount Avenue, Eccleshill and formerly of Idle, has been killed after serving 12 months in France with the Royal Field Artillery.In a letter to Mrs Jennings, Major Osborn says: “It is with the deepest regret that I write to inform you that your husband died early in the morning of August 30th. He was badly wounded by a shell bursting near him the evening before.“The boys got him away quickly to the dressing station and we hoped very much that his life might be spared. It was not to be however and he passed away without pain early next morning.
“His wound was a severe one but his pluck was wonderful. He had not been very long with our battery but long enough for us to feel his loss greatly.“Will you please accept not only my own but the sincere sympathy of e very officer and man in his battery? He died like Nelson, doing his duty for his country.”Gunner Jennings was 27 years of age and was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Arthur E Jennings, late of Cavendish House, Idle. He was formerly employed by Messrs Malcolm Graeme & Co, wool merchants, Bradford. He leaves a widow and one child.Shipley Times & Express 15-9-1916