John Thomas PENNA

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PENNA, John Thomas

Service Number: SX11046
Enlisted: 21 January 1941
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cowell, SA, 8 September 1914
Home Town: Elliston, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Died of wounds, Papua, 1 December 1942, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Elliston War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 Jan 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN SX11046, 27th Infantry Battalion
21 Jan 1941: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
21 Jan 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11046, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
21 Jan 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11046, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX11046, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

John Thomas Penna was my second cousin throgh the Gemmell family. He was in the same battalion as my father Lieut. Max Caddy and his brother James Penna, and both brothers died of their wounds.