The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Charles Penny|
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.
Name of Descendant: Nigel William Penny, Hornsby NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Great Grandson