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Trooper Charles Penny

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Charles Maxian Penny

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: 22/09/1958

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 2236

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: D Squadron 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 22/02/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 134

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with three clasps

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1901). Trooper Penny was captured and released by Boers from an ambush outside Standerton Garrison 26 July 1901 , and participated in the Battle of Holspruit 24 February 1902.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 3 June 1902. No further details provided.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Nigel William Penny, Hornsby NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson


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