James Penny

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kelty
  • Service no: 14295
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 11th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 21.03.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Arras Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Bay 1 & 2

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 10 Wolseley Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Miner
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More about James Penny

James has no known grave but is remembered on the Arras Memorial. Next of kin listed as Margaret Bruce Watson (grandmother) 10 Wolseley St, Dundee.

James Penny   14295   Royal Scots

PENNY—Killed in action, on the 21st March, No. 4295 Private James Penny, Royal Scots, aged 19 years, son of Mr and Mrs Penny, Kelty, Fife, and beloved grandson of Mrs Watson, No. 10 Wolseley Street.

Dundee People’s Journal 7th April 1917


Private James Penny, Royal Scots, whose death in action is reported, is a son of Mr Penny, Viewfield, Kelty. Prior to enlisting, just after the outbreak of war, Private Penny was employed as a miner.  Although only 19 years of age, he had seen fully two years’ service in the fighting area, and had been wounded three times, once at Loos and twice on the Somme.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 11th April 1917

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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