Cpl Horace Earl Penton

Service number 2668
Ranks Held Corporal, Private
Birth Date 1897
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Singleton
Death Date 1963
Final Rank Cpl
Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Singleton
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Born in 1897 in Singleton, New South Wales, to parents Ruth and Benjamin, Horace Earl Penton was 18 years old and working as a fireman when he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 8 June 1915. He embarked from Sydney with the 8th reinforcements to the 13th Battalion aboard HMAT Runic on 9 August 1915. After the evacuation from Gallipoli, he was temporarily transferred to the Brigade Band while the 13th Battalion was in Ismailia. Penton was promotedfirst to corporal and then sergeant, and returned to Australia in May 1919. He died in Victoria in 1963.



Date of birth 1897
Date of enlistment 08 June 1915
Date of embarkation 09 August 1915
Returned to Australia 03 May 1919
Date of death 1963