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Alfred PENNEY

Regimental number5433
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPeabody Street, Belmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Penney, Peabody Street, Belmore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Home Forces for 3 months.
Enlistment date19 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 March 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Transferred to 45th Bn, 20 May 1916.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 January 1917 (venereal disease); transferred to 51st General Hospital, Etaples (date not recorded); discharged to duty, 28 January 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 26 days. Found guilty, Etaples, 17 February, of being out of bounds on 15 February: forfeited 1 day's pay. Rejoined Bn, 9 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 June 1917; reverted to Private at own request, 23 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917; rejoined Bn from wounded, 13 November 1917 (no further details entered on file).

Attached to 12th Machine Gun Company, 30 November 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Sivakopmund', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 August 1919; discharged, Sydney, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 October 1961
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery

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