Private Alexander Penman
Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
22 Sep 1915
War time / or Pre War occupation
Assistant iron moulder
Place of Birth
World War I Address
35 Burr Street
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
The Luton News , 31st August 1916
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.