Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918.

Born: 1888, Hadleigh, Suffolk.

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

Residence: 174, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Steward on the Ipswich and Harwich River Steamers.

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, St. Helen’s Street, 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.


Soldiers’ Effects to Walter H. Penney – father.


John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich, and at the Ipswich Oddfellows Lodge, Ipswich, and on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


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

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