Ernest Roy Glanville Penly

First Name: 
Ernest
Middle Name: 
Roy Glanville
Last Name: 
Penly
Mother's Name: 
Eva (nee Morey)
Father's Name: 
George Penly
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, June 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Company: 
A Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, June 12, 1917
Place of Death: 
Gooseberry Farm Messines Ridge
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Ernest Penly was born in Wollongong about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old warehouseman. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements on 7th October 1916.

After brief training in England Ernest arrived in France on 12th February 1917. He was posted to 1 Platoon A Company as a machine gunner. Ernest was at the battle for Messines Ridge where the 13th Battalion had been relieved and were making their way back to the rear. At about 9pm he was near a place called Gooseberry Farm when a shell hit and he, along with others, were killed.

Ernest is buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery PlotII, Row B, Grave 30.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, PENLY ERNEST ROY GLANVILLE

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