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Sidney Stephen Penney
Name: Sidney Stephen Penney Regimental Number: 1030467 Rank: Private Battalion: 72nd Battalion Date of Birth: May 9, 1899 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: June 12, 1917 Place of Enlistment: Fredericton, NB Address at Enlistment: Malden Mass., US Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Gray Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Drug Clerk Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: James C. Penney, Malden, Mass. US Date of Death: July 23, 1918 Age at Death: 19 Cemetery: Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery, France Grave Reference: IV. D. 5, Commemorated on Page 484 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 14 Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Sidney Stephen Penney was the son of James Clark Penny (1861-1923) and Eunice Jane Smith (1867- 1923). The family lived in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne Co., NS; however, the WWI Attestation Form gives the place of birth for Sidney Penney as Yarmouth, NS. In 1908 the family moved to Malden, Massachusetts, US. At age 18, Sidney enlisted with the 236th Overseas Battalion (The New Brunswick Kilties, - Sir Sam's Own) at Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Battalion began recruiting in the spring of 1916 throughout Canada and the New England region in the United States. He trained in Canada between June and October of 1917. He embarked Montreal, Quebec on October 30, 1917 and disembarked in England on November 10, 1917. He was taken on strength with the 1st Canadian Reserve Battalion and proceeded on draft to the 72nd Battalion in France and joined the unit there on March 23, 1918. On July 23, 1918 he was instantly killed by shell fire at 10:40 am while on duty in the front line trenches north of Fampoux, France. He was buried in Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery, France.
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