Edward Thomas Bolton PENNEFATHER

PENNEFATHER, Edward Thomas Bolton

Service Number: 4012
Enlisted: 28 August 1915, Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cressy, Tasmania, 10 February 1872
Home Town: Scottsdale, Dorset, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Prospector
Died: Died of Illness, Launceston Hospital, Tasmania, 9 April 1939, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Monumental Cemetery, Location C11, No. 422
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World War 1 Service

28 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Claremont, Tasmania
24 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4012, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4012, 12th Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne

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Edward Thomas Bolton PENNEFATHER was born on 10th February, 1872 in Cressy, Tasmania

His parents were Edward PENNEFATHER and Frances/Fanny HARRISON

He enlisted on 28th August, 1915 with the Australian Army - he was with the 12th Battalion, 12th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT Orontes on 24th November, 1915

Edward was invalided back to Australa on the ship Runic for home service - embarked 4th May, 1917 for Australia - he was discharged on 31st July, 1917 - he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

Once back in Tasmania he married Catherine SINGLINE on 20th September, 1917 in Launceston

Edward died in the Public Hospital in Launceston on 9th April, 1939 after a short illness - he is buried in Carr Villa Cemetery, Launceston  - his wife Catherine (Kate) died on 1st August, 1942 and is also in the same cemetery.


The Mercury, Hobart, 11th April, 1939


Resident of Launceston - Mr. Edward Thomas Bolton Pennefather died in the Launceston General Hospital after a short illness. He was born at Launceston 67 years ago.  He joined the staff of the old V.D.L. Bank at Formby (now Devonport) and was with that bank until it closed. Later he was employed by the Launceston Corporation and remained in its employ until his death.  He served with the 12th Battalion, A.I.F. in the Grear War. He leaves a wife, one daughter Irene (Mrs. H. Harvey) and a son Hector.  Mr. G.S. Pennefather, cricketer of Launceston is a brother. The funeral at the Carr Villa Cemetery yesterday was private.