Born: 24 August 1893.
Family: The third child of John and Frances Pennell of Lock House, Canal, Marbury, Whitchurch, Cheshire. John married Gertrude Allman in December 1920 and our research suggests they had 2 children together – John and Robert.
Civilian Occupation: He was a platelayer with the London and North Western Railway Co. prior to enlisting and a railway goods guard in 1939.
Residence: In 1939, John lived at 2 Seabury Street, Warrington, Cheshire.
Died: In December 1967 aged 74.
Other Information: 1939 Register states his date of birth as 24 August 1893. There is also a record of a John Robert Pennell born on the same day and being listed in the records of Cheshire Workhouse (births).
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Service Number: WR/250851 (previously 55477)
Date of Enlistment: 30 November 1914
Date of Discharge: 26 March 1919
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation