Richard Leslie PENROSE

Badge Number: 15237 / S15237, Sub Branch: Brighton
15237 / S15237

PENROSE, Richard Leslie

Service Number: 9660
Enlisted: 10 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Moonta Mines, South Australia, 30 November 1885
Home Town: Kensington, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta Mines Boys' School, South Australia, Australia 1892-1899
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Natural causes, Hartley Hospital, Brighton South Australia, 17 December 1969, aged 84 years
Cemetery: North Brighton Cemetery, S.A.
Row 71 North Brighton Cemetery with his wife Elsie
Memorials: Dublin War Memorial, Mallala Wild Horse Plains Roll of Honour, Moonta Loyal Hamley Lodge I.O.O.F. Manchester Unity Pictorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9660, Adelaide, South Australia
31 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9660, 11th Field Company Engineers, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9660, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
10 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 9660, 11th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Georgia Berney

Richard Leslie Penrose was the son of Richard Henry Penrose and Elizabeth Ann Francis born on 30th October 1885 in Moonta Mines then later move to Adelaide City.

He enlisted on the 10th January 1916 and was discharged on 10th May 1919.

In 1921 he married Elsie Pearl Sinclair and had two children, Marjorie in 1921 and Richard Melville in 1925.

Sadly in 1965 Richard's wife Elsie died. Richard then passed away in 1969 leaving behind children and grandchildren.

Richard and Elsie are buried in North Brigthon Cemtery, South Australia


Biography contributed by Marilyn Bowden

Richard Leslie Penrose was born on 30th November 1885, not October as shown above - updated by his granddaughter Marilyn.