PENROSE, Harry Trenowith
(Service number 12247)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank Corporal


Date 30 August 1896 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Beverley Road, Timaru
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin R. J. PENROSE (father), Beverley Road, Timaru
Religion Wesleyan
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion
Date 6 May 1916
Transport Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Estate agent


Date 3 August 1960 Age 63 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Woodlawn Gardens Crematorium, Bromley, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Harry Trenowith Penrose was the son of Richard John and Lizzie (née Howe) Penrose. He was educated at Timaru Main School and Brooklyn School, Wellington, leaving there for Napier in 1909. Harry married Amelia Maud Winchcombe in 1925. H. T. Penrose also saw service in World War II. The Methodist Church of Timaru placed a handsome window in the Bank Street Church as a memorial for the war victims of the congregations. Apart from the names of the fallen appearing on the window, the names of all who served were inscribed in a book which was to be preserved in the Church. Included in the names was that of Harry Trenowith Penrose.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 March 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 March 2020]; School Admission records [27 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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