Wednesday 17 August 2011

Private Oliver Richard Penny

Born on 24 March 1895 in Crawford, Kent, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. R. Penny, Canterbury, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as hardware assistant; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 7.4 inches; chest of 34.1 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 4 March 1915 (number 410932) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to Headquarters, 1st Division, on 29 July 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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