Alan Pengelly was a miner in Ballarat when he enlisted on 9th July 1915. He was born in Charters Towers Qld. He was 23 years old and single...He was sent to the 8th Infantry Battalion with Regimental No. 4865. Later he was transferred to the 60th Infantry Battalion. He was killed in action at Messines on 19th July 1916. His name is on the Australian VC Corner War Cemetery and Memorial, Flers, France.
He had two brothers who also served: Pte Frederick Pengelly, Machine Gun Bn Details, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919 (Tree No. 1191) and Corporal James Thomas Pengelly, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919 (Tree No 3352)
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