|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Semaphore, South Australia|
|Other Names||Penny, Bertram Stephens|
|School||St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Semaphore, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs Ethel May Penny, 58 South Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Member (3 months), Law Rifle Club: still a member at time of AIF enlistment.|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Date of death|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||West Terrace Cemetery (Family Vault), Adelaide, South Australia|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Charles and Emma PENNEY; husband of Mrs E. PENNY, North Shore, Sydney. Native of Semaphore, South Australia|
War service: Egypt
Embarked Adelaide, 11 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916.
Taken on strength, 16th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916.
Admitted to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 24 May 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 27 May 1916 (neurasthenia); to No 5 Hospital train No 5, 2 June 1916, and admitted to No 3 Austraslian General Hospital, Abbassia, 2 June 1916, with 'history of nervous breakdown, accompanied by delusions of persecution; similar attacks had occurred 4 years previously.
Medical Board concluded: mental depression and melancholia; 'probably' permanently incapacitated for military service.
Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HS 'Karoola', 5 July 1916; appointment terminated (discharged) (permanently unfit), 5 September 1916.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Date of death|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PENNY Bertram Stephen|