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Pte. T. Pengelley

British Army Royal Irish Fusiliers 7/8th Btn.

from:Cornwall

(d.7th Jun 1917)

T Pengelley was a good friend of Forester Buckingham, in his account of the 7th of June, Forester recalls the young Cornishman's last moments.

"Pengelley, he was our company runner. He was running just to the left of me as we went over the ... went advancing. Of course it was reasonably daylight then, because of how early in the morning, we could see quiet well, apart from the smoke and all of the confounded din. Poor chap ..[tape cuts out, starts out again] ...?? that. But then of course Jerry got a lot of his machine-guns going behind and he was letting rip and poor old Pengelley got one straight in the head. I ran over to him and he was as dead as a doornail. He really got an awful bang. Anyway, we couldn't stop. We were not allowed to stop. We had to carry on with our advance"

Pengelly was the son of Fredrick and Susan Topp Pengelley, he was 21 years old and is buried in Wytschaete Military Cemetery.











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