LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant, Henry David Jennison, M C, 13th/18thRoyal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corp was a member of both Macclesfield Rugby and Cricket clubs and played for both first team. Henry went to France on D Day with the Royal Armoured Corps and was awarded the Military Cross for some outstanding military action. Henry was killed in action on the 1st September 1944, aged 21 years. A letter from his Commanding Officers states:“He was killed outright when his tank was hit at close range. His men buried him, and I think you would like to know that when we visited the spot the next day, after the battle, we found it a mass of flowers, and being tended by the French”. Henry is buried at London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, France and commemorated on the Park Green War Memorial, Macclesfield.


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