Harrison George William (Harry) PENFOLD

PENFOLD, Harrison George William

Service Number: S32320
Enlisted: 17 November 1941, Loveday, SA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Wimbledon, Surrey, England, 16 September 1900
Home Town: Morkalla, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Tumby Bay, South Australia, 2 November 1971, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Tumby Bay Cemetery
Near the southern entrance gate
Memorials: Tumby Bay Soldier Settler Memorial
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World War 2 Service

17 Nov 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN S32320, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
17 Nov 1941: Enlisted Loveday, SA
14 May 1946: Discharged

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Father Harrison G Penfold
(b. 23/12/1873 Kingston, Surrey, England - d. 17/3/1969 Wandsworth, London, England (95 years)
m. 6/7/1895 Surrey, England
Mother Sarah Alice Goodman
(b. 10/10/1873, Dublin, Ireland - d. 29/10/1935, London England (62 years) 

In 1911 the entire family were living at 93 Chestnut Road, Malden.

Siblings (by 1911 Census of England):
Sister     Marjorie Elma Penfold (b. 1898)
Brother   Albert Edward Geoffrey Penfold (b. 1902)
Brother   Laurence Patrick Gordon Penfold (b. 1904)
Brother   Stanley Thomas Elliott Penfold (b. 1905)
Brother   Leslie Walter Raymond Penfold (b. 1907)
Sister     Gladys Goodman Penfold (b. 1908)

In England, he worked as a Milk Roundsman and lived at 63 Dorien Road, Reynes Park South Wimbledon.

At 21 years old, he left England on 23/2/1922 embarking on ship SS Benalla for Melbourne, Australia.

17/11/1941     Enlisted in WWII in Renmark, South Australia
                      and signed up at Loveday Camp, South Australia

***service records need to be ordered through National Archives of Australia
     as they have not yet been scanned for viewing.*** 

1938   married Marjorie Lushington Penfold (nee Morant)
b. 1/9/1915 Adelaide, SA - d. 16/5/2006, Port Lincoln SA  (90 years)

Marjorie's parents:
Father Arthur Franklyn Morant b. 5/10/1876 in Bangalore, Mysore, India and 
Mother Isabella Robertson Morant (nee Steele) b. 5/8/1877 Norwood, SA.)

Marjorie had 2 sisters:  Beryl Lushington Morant and ______

Harry and Margery had 6 children - Margaret, twins Geoffrey and Rosemary, Michael, Christopher and Simon

He last lived in Tumby Bay, South Australia.

2/11/1971    Harry passed away in Tumby Bay, SA (71 years old)

5/11/1971    buried in:  Tumby Bay Cemetery
                                   Plot J; Grave 58
                   buried by: Reverend J B Kinsman

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  25/4/2015.  Lest we forget.