Penny/Penney, B or H
BERT/BERTIE or HERBERT PENNY
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 113 to 115.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly G/41449 Royal Fusiliers. He was killed in action. Unfortunately, Bert’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Bert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 26 October 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 4 October 1919.
Son of William and Ann (nee HALSEY) PENNEY of Watford.
His parents married 25 November 1882 at St Mary’s, Redbourn, Herts. Ann died 14 July 1924 in Watford aged 62, and was buried 17 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; William died 2 August 1937 in Watford aged 77, and was buried 6 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Bert was born 21 May 1896 in Croxley Green, Herts, and attended Victoria Junior School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 11 January 1904 to 23 May 1910.
On the 1901 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a green grocer’s assistant aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three/five siblings.
Unit23rd (Service) Battalion (2nd Footballers)
Date of death03*/10/1918
Age at death28*
Place of death
NotesA Herbert PENNY is commemorated at St Michael's
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
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- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)