C.S.I. London Gazette 1.1.1904.
Colonel Robert Henry Jennings, C.S.I., was born in Cork in October 1852 and attended the Royal Military College, Woolwich prior to being gazetted to the Royal Engineers as a Lieutenant in March 1873. Posted to India in late 1875, he served in the Second Afghan War with the Quetta Column and as an Assistant Field Engineer in the Scinde Reserve Division, and afterwards as a Chief Political Officer with the Mari Expedition, which latter services resulted in a Mention in Despatches. Similarly employed with the Toba Column in 1882, Jennings went on to carry out a good deal of exploration in Persia, Baluchistan and Helmund, work that earned him the thanks of the C.-in-C. and the 'high approval' of the Government of India.
Advanced to Captain in September 1884 and to Major in November 1891, he was appointed a Consul in Basra in 1892, which post he occupied until becoming Resident at Jeypore in 1898. Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in May of the following year, he served as Resident of Indore between 1899-1902 and in the West Rajputana States between 1903-05, the latter appointment encompassing special duties representing H.E. the Viceroy as host to the King of Afghanistan's eldest son during his tour of India. Rewarded with a C.S.I., and the Brevet of Colonel in May of the following year, Jennings was placed on the Retired List in October 1909, after nearly 40 years in uniform. The author of a number of publications on the East, he died in November 1918.