South Africa Medal, bar 1879, Egypt, 1882, bar Suakin 1885, Khedive’s Star, 1882, Army L.S.G.C., 12100 Company Sergeant Major F. W. Penney, Royal Engineers.
All medals are mounted as originally worn on silk ribbons (Army LSGC loose from frayed ribbon), pitting and general wear over the years. Khedive’s star is named on the back with service number and initials.
He served in South Africa from May 1879 until May 1881, taking part in the Zulu Campaign of 1879, followed by being present during the First Anglo Boer War of 1880-1, after a short return home, he was posted to Egypt to take part in the 1882 Anglo-Egyptian war, returning again from 1883-1885 in the next war in Egypt and Sudan.
Frank William Penney was born during 1853.
Saw the following overseas service:
Home, 11th June 1873 – 28th May 1879
Cape of Good Hope (Natal), 29th May 1879 – 10th May 1881
Home, 11th May 1881 – 7th August 1882
Egypt, 8th August 1882 – 22nd Oct 1882
Home, 23rd Oct 1882 – 15th Jan 1883
Egypt, 16th Jan 1883 – 7th July 1885
Home, 8th July 1885 – 10th June 1894.
Discharged having completed 21 years terms of engagement.
In his retirement he worked as a Bank Messenger and Caretaker living in Southampton.
He died on 1st January 1921 in Southampton.
His death was announced in the Hampshire Advertiser on 7th January 1921:
“PENNEY, on January 1st, at 9, Varna road, Freemantle, Frank William Penney, late C.S.M., R.E., aged 68”