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Alan Report 31 Mar 2014 18:28

my Uncle Albert Jennings appears with all my other uncles on St Johns ward Roll of Honour, it gives his rank as L / Cpl and then gives his regiment as RSR, could anyone tell me what regiment this might be, he lived in Deansgate Manchester.


Porkie_Pie Report 31 Mar 2014 19:56

What other info do you have?

Without more details its hard to say but hear are 2 options to consider

RSR=Royal Sussex Regiment

RSR=Raiding Support Regiment (formed i believe durin WW2)


Added, Where and when was he born and did he have a middle name


Porkie_Pie Report 31 Mar 2014 20:13

It looks like (St John's Ward Roll of Honour, Manchester) relates to WW1



Alan Report 31 Mar 2014 21:42

Hi Roy, do not have any real information, it was first world war and all six of my uncles fought in it. i only know that he was born ( i think ) in 1899, i know he was baptised in that year, i think he would have been living at 8 Grove street, Deansgate Manchester. He was baptised at St Johns church in May 1899, sorry i do not know if he had a middle name.


KathleenBell Report 31 Mar 2014 23:13

This looks like his birth - it's the only one for that name in Manchester in 1899 (no middle name given):-

Name: JENNINGS, Albert
Registration district: Manchester
County: Lancashire
Year of registration: 1899
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911 Q3
Volume no: 8D
Page no: 254

This is him in the 1901 census:-

1901 census transcription details for: 8, Grove Street, Manchester

National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG13
Piece: 3746
Folio: 58
Page: 35
Reg. District: Manchester
Sub District: Central
Parish: Manchester
Enum. District: 2
Ecclesiastical District: Manchester St John
City/Municipal Borough:

Address: 8, Grove Street, Manchester<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
County: Lancashire

Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born

JENNINGS, Luke Head Married M 40 1861 Warehouseman
Manchester, Lancashire
JENNINGS, Rebecca Wife Married F 38 1863
Manchester, Lancashire
JENNINGS, Thomas Son Single M 15 1886 Errand Boy
Manchester Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, John Son Single M 12 1889
Manchester Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, Elizabeth Daughter Single F 10 1891
Manchester Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, William Son Single M 7 1894
Man/c Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, Luke Son M 6 1895
Man/c Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, James Son M 4 1897
Man/c Hulme, Lancashire
JENNINGS, Albert Son M 2 1899
Man/c Hulme, Lancashire<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
JENNINGS, George Son M 0 (5 MOS) 1901
Man/c Hulme, Lancashire
BOWER, William Lodger Married M 50 1851 Machinist (Mechanic)
Manchester, Lancashire
BOWER, Agnes Lodger Married F 52 1849
Manchester, Lancashire

Kath. x


JoonieCloonie Report 31 Mar 2014 23:36

looks like I got in there just ahead of you Porkie_Pie

thanks for the heads up on this being asked and answered in two places so we both spent our time on it


Alan Report 1 Apr 2014 10:00

Thank you very much Joonie Cloonie,Porkiepie and Kathleen Bell, seems odd that my uncle Albert who was a manchester lad was in a Sussex Regiment. By the way Kathleen i have a Mary Bell in my family tree who married John Oxley in 1841. cheers


Porkie_Pie Report 1 Apr 2014 10:28

Alan, Although many did serve with local regiments not all did and because of demand and heavy losses men often got posted to which ever regiment needed the manpower.



Alan Report 1 Apr 2014 10:35

Thank you Roy for your help.