Private Alexander Penman

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Sep 1915

War time / or Pre War occupation

Assistant iron moulder


Diamond Foundry

Service Number


Place of Birth

West Carron
United Kingdom

World War I Address

35 Burr Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location


War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 31st August 1916
Pte Alexander Penman


Pte Alexander Penman, 9385, 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, died on September 22nd, 1915, of wounds sustained in action at Bois Grenier in Belgium. He was aged 24 and single.

Born in West Carron, Stirlingshire, Scotland, he had been lodging at 35 Burr Street, Luton, the address of Pte Albert Newbury, who was to be killed in action three days later.

In 1911 Pte Penman was lodging at 10 Butlin Road, Luton, and was an assistant iron moulder at the Diamond Foundry in Dallow Road.

His parents moved to Birmingham, and Pte Penman is commemorated on the rolls of honour of both Luton and Birmingham. It was not until August 1916 that Pte Penman's death was officially notified.


Individual Location

Pte Alexander Penman

Author: Deejaya

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