PENROSE, Ivan Huia
(Service number 46778)

Aliases Enlisted as Ivan PENROSE
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 22 December 1896 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 7 London Street, Dunedin
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin B. PENROSE (father), Drapers, George Street, Dunedin
Religion Methodist
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 25th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Regiment, D Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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

Company director


Date 14 March 1962 Age 65 years
Place of Death Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Crematorium, Dunedin (ashes scattered)
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ivan Huia Penrose was the son of William and Lucy Ellen (née Howe) Penrose. He was educated at Timaru Main and Waimataitai schools, followed by Arthur Street, Dunedin and the Dunedin Technical School. Ivan married Margaret Eleanor Smith in 1922. His brother, Leonard Francis Edward Penrose, died of wounds in 1917. 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 Ivan Huia 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]; Andersons Bay Crematorium record (Dunedin City Council) [27 March 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 July 1922 (Papers Past) [24 March 2020]

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