Sidney Penn was born at Oldswinford and lived at 'The Oaks', Norton. He attended Stourbridge Grammar School from 1897 to 1903 and was a member of the Stourbridge Methodist church. He enlisted in King Edward's Horse as a dispatch rider and was then transferred to the 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers in the 4th Division. They were involved in the battle of the Somme at Albert on the 1st July and at the Transloy Ridges in October. In Spring 1917 they fought at both the main battles of Arras and in the later stages of Third Ypres. On the 9th October they were in the front line for the battle of Poelcappelle but suffered heavy casualties. Among them was Private Sidney Penn who was killed in action. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Stourbridge, Stourbridge Methodist church and King Edward VI College Memorials.
Saint John's Church, Stourbridge, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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