image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1888, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Died: 10th December 1917; age 29; Died of Wounds – No. 43 Field Ambulance.

Enlistment Location: Harwich, Essex.

Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 340796

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, Essex & Suffolk (T.F.), 76th Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of W.H. & Ellen Penney, of 174, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.




1891   Gee’s Place, Suffolk.


John was 3 years old and living with his parents, siblings & paternal grandmother.

Walter Henry Penney, 32, a Musician & Photographer, born Fareham, Hampshire.

Ellen Maria Lydia Penney (nee May), 33, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Alice E. Penney, 12, born Maidstone, Kent.

Walter Edward Penney, 10, born St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.

Susannah Penney, 64, born Porlingland, Norfolk.


1901   3, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


John was 13 years old and living with his parents, brother & maternal grandmother.

Walter, 42, a Photographer – own account.

Ellen, 43.

Willie Henry Penney, 9, born Ipswich.

Sarah May, 83, born Hadleigh.

John is also remembered on St. John the Baptist church Memorial, IPSWICH ODDFELLOWS LODGE WW1 MEMORIAL and Holy Trinity church.


Royal Garrison Artillery, Essex & Suffolk (T.F.), 76th Siege Battery


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