3 September 2009

4037174 Sergeant Charles Eggington Pennock, 9th Bn, Durham Light Infantry

4037174 Charles Eggington Pennock of the 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry died on this day, 3rd September, 1942. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission records his age as 25 and holds the additional information that he was the son of Pte. Frank Pennock, Yorkshire Regt. (died on active service, 15th November, 1947) and Ethel Pennock, and the husband of Joan Lomas Pennock of Tideswell, Derbyshire.

The 1939-1945 UK Roll of Honour (which omits his middle name) notes that he was born in Sheffield and living in Derbyshire at the time of his enlistment.

Charles Pennock is buried in the Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery in Egypt; grave reference: 3.F.6. The War Graves Photographic Project holds a photo of his grave.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The War Graves Photographic Project
Hadra image courtesy of the WW1 Cemeteries website.

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