William Harry Jennings was killed by Burmese Communist rebels near Tavoy, Burma, on 27th February, 1951, while travelling in company with Mr. H.G. End. He was 60 years old.
He was an accountant by profession, taking the examinations of the Association of Certiﬁed and Corporate Accountants while at the School of Accountancy, Glasgow.
During the 1914-1918 war he served with the 1/4th Bn. The Border Regiment, and after demobilization in 1919 joined the staff of Messrs. Stuart, Smith & Allan, Chartered Accountants, in Rangoon. From 1922 to 1925 he held the appointment of chief accountant to a ﬁrm of manufacturing and wholesale chemists, and in 1927 became ofﬁce manager of the Burma Finance and Mining Co., Ltd., Tavoy. A year later he was appointed secretary and accountant to Anglo-Burma Tin Co., Ltd., holding this post from 1928 until 1942, when work ceased owing to the Japanese invasion. Until resumption of the company s activities Mr. Jennings served the Burma Government as Controller of Military Accounts, in 1946 taking up the appointment of general manager, Anglo-Burma Tin Co., Ltd.
He was elected an Affiliate of the Institution in 1950.
Vol. 60, Trans IMM 1950-51, pp.511-12.