EDWARD WILLIAM PENNY

Born: 23rd November 1881, Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk.

Died: 26th February 1918; age 37; Died of Wounds – Gun Shot Wound to the forehead – Fracture, at No. 7. General Hospital, St. Omar.

Residence: 238 8th Street, Brandon, Manitoba.

Occupation: a Tinsmith.

Enlistment Location: Brandon, Manitoba; date: 2nd May 1916; age: Edward recorded that he was 30 years & 7 months; religion: CofE. Height: 5ft & 6 ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.

Will written 15th December 1916 – bequeath to wife Mrs. Lilian M.E. Penny.

 

Service:

Embarked: Halifax – 16th April 1917 – H.M.T. ‘Grampian.’

Disembarked: Liverpool – 29th April 1917 – H.M.T. ‘Grampian.’

Transferred from the 181st Overseas Battalion to the 18th Battalion, at Dibgate – 29th April 1917.

Transferred to the 44th Battalion, at Dibgate – 16th June 1917.

Left for Unit – 4th July 1917.

Joined Unit – 5th July 1917.

Wounded:

19th February 1918 – Gunshot wound to forehead – fracture – dangerously ill.

19th February 1918 – No. 12. Canadian Field Ambulance – Gun Shot Wound to forehead.

19th February 1918 – No. 1. Casualty Clearing Station – Gun Shot Wound to left side of forehead.

21st February 1918 – Admitted to the No. 7. General Hospital.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 865585

Regiment: Manitoba Regiment, Canadian Infantry, 44th Battalion.

Formerly Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion – 5 years.

 

Grave Reference:

  1. F. 58.

Longuenesses (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery,

Pas de Calais,

France.

 

Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mrs. Emma Lockwood (formerly Penny), and the late William Henry Penny; husband of Lilian M. E. Penny, of Suite “C” Alma Apartments, 269, Young Street, Winnipeg.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   Stoke By Nayland, Suffolk

 

Edward was 5 months old and living with his parents.

William Henry Penny, 27, a Gamekeeper; born Bridport, Dorset.

Emma (nee Culham), 25; born Stonham Parva, Suffolk.

 

1891   5, Bond Street, Ipswich.

 

Edward was 10 years old and living with his mother, stepfather & siblings.

Walter W. Lockwood, 38, an Engine Fitter; born Ipswich.

Emma, 34.

Bertie Henry Penny, 8, born Barking, Suffolk.

Henry Lockwood, 8, born Ipswich.

Kate Alice Lockwood, 5, born Ipswich.

Walter Charles Lockwood, 7 months, born Ipswich.

 

1901   26, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

Edward was 20 years old and a Sheet Iron Worker. He was living with his mother & stepsiblings.

Emma, 43.

Kate, 15.

Walter, 10.

Benjamin James Lockwood, 8, born Ipswich.

 

1911   142, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

 

Edward was 30, a Sheet Iron Worker. He was married and head of the household.

Lilian, 28.

Bernard, 10 months.

 

Edward’s father, William Henry Penny died 1882, Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk.

 

In 1908, Ipswich, Edward William Penny married Lilian Mabel Edith Bloomfield, born 1883, Ipswich.

Lilian and Edward had 1 son:

Bernard Edward Penny, May 1910, Ipswich.

 

IMMIGRATION

Edward, age 33, an Iron Worker, Lilian, age 30 & Bernard, age 3 departed from the port of Liverpool on board the ‘Empress of Ireland’ (Canadian Pacific). They arrived at the port of Quebec, Canada on the 20th June 1913.

Edward’s stepbrothers Henry Lockwood and Benjamin James Lockwood also immigrated to Manitoba, Canada.

 

 

Edward’s stepsister, Kate Alice Lockwood married in 1907, at Little Ilford, Essex to Albert John Colthorpe. In 1951 – 1952, Albert Colthorpe served as Mayor of Ipswich.

 

Edward’s medals were sent to Lillian Penny. The Memorial Scroll was despatched to Lillian on the 6th April 1921, and the Memorial Plaque was despatched 20th December 1921. Memorial Cross was despatched to Lillian 16th October 1921, and to Edward’s mother, Mrs. Emma Lockwood, of 26, Norfolk Road, Ipswich.

 

Edward’s widow, Mrs. Lilian Penny, received her late husband’s personal effects: Letters, photos, cards, 1 religious book, 1 big case, 1 watch (damaged), 1 Toronto cap badge.

 

Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.

 

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Canadian Infantry, 44th Battalion.

Canadian Infantry, 44th Battalion.

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