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Alex Hayward Penny


Penny, Alex Hayward, enlisted at Montreal, Quebec, originally of Horsham, Sussex, England. Occupation: mechanical draftsman. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 410931 [A-10931], 1st University Co. PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “[R.] McCullach [McCullough] went on pass. [A. H.] Penny sent in his place,” 2:13 Jan 16. “Last night A. H. Penny was shot through the head. He and I were on guard together just before leaving camp,” 2:1 Jun ’16. Hodder-Williams, 291, and Newman, 237, indicated that Penny was killed 2 June 1916.

Additional Biographical Information:

Alex Hayward Penny was a 23 year old mechanical draftsman, who enlisted in the 1st University Company at Montreal in March 1915. After training in England, he joined the PPCLI in the Armentieres Sector on 28 July 1915, and was killed at the Battle of Sanctuary Wood less than a year later. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders, 237.

Date of Death: 1 June 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Memorial reference: Panel 10.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial