|Rushden Echo & Argus, 15th September 1944, transcribed by Clive Wood
Rushden Soldiers Fatal Wounds - Family's fine record in two wars
Mr & Mrs James Penness of 71 Newton Road, Rushden, heard on Wednesday that their youngest son, Craftsman Colin Roderick Penness R.E.M.E, attached to a Tank Regiment in the Central Mediterranean, has died of wounds due to enemy action.
Craftsman Penness was 20 years of age, he had been in the Army for 18 months and abroad for 12 which included eight months in North Africa. He was educated at Wellingborough Grammar School and attended the Bible Class and Sunday School at St Mary's Church, later he was employed on the staff of the Tecnic Boot Co.
His elder brother is in the RAF Police and seven cousins are also in the forces. His father in one of five brothers who served in the last War.