PENNINGTON, Harold Hammond

Rank: 
Captain
Unit / Base: 
4 Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Hampshire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
130871
2192204
Born: 
Sunday, September 8, 1918
Died : 
Saturday, March 28, 1942
Killed in action or died of wounds
Capt Pennington 4 Commando

Captain Harold Pennington was reported missing 28 March 1942 after Operation Chariot at St Nazaire, later confirmed killed in action. He had embarked for the raid on motor launch ML 268.
B.A. (Oxon.), Kitchener Scholar, and Rugby Football Blue (1937).
Son of Walter and Ada Pennington, of Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire; husband of Edna Elizabeth Pennington.
Service
13.09.1939 enlisted Royal Engineers.
15.12.1939 (Sapper) posted Officer Cadet Training.
11.05.1940 (Sapper) (Officer Cadet) 7th Chemical Warfare Training Bn. R.E., commissioned Second Lieutenant
15.02.1941 posted to the Hampshire Regiment and later attached No.4 Commando.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives files WO417/3 and WO417/4.
St Nazaire Society website.
Royal Engineers Service Card.
Obituary in the Evening Express Thursday 25th March 1943. 
London Gazette 34851, page 2953.
London Gazette  35099, page 1431.
[Image] Evening Express 25th March 1943. 

Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
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