Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium
Son of Jean
& Marie Le Pennec, of St. Helier, Jersey.
Brother of Alfred
One of three brothers who served two of whom fell,
both in 1916
Died of wounds, aged 22 years
NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 20 November
Another Jersey Soldier Wounded. Another
Jersey soldier has been wounded in action but fortunately
is recovering rapidly. The lad, Rifleman Toussaint Pennec,
was born at St Marys and enlisted in 3rd Battalion Rifle
Brigade. He has been 2 months altogether fighting in
France and having been 5 weeks in the trenches at the
Aisne his brigade was moved to the left of the firing
line. They attacked on 13 October and just before reaching
Lille Pennec was wounded by shrapnel in the right shoulder
and was removed to Leeds. His wounds were serious and
he was compelled to remain in hospital for 4 weeks.
He was however delighted, he says, to receive the Jersey
Weekly Post with photos of his chums at the Front. The
Rifleman's many friends in the Island will be pleased
to hear that he is now at Portsmouth recuperating and
hopes to be soon back again at the Front.