1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John Pender

Contributed by: Burnett Pender, on 2008-11-14

John Pender
First Name John
Surname Pender
Year of Birth 1896
Year of Death 1969
Regiment Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Place of Wartime Residence Paisley, Renfrewshire

John's Story

On Monday 31st July 1917, the first day of the third battle of Ypres, John Pender and Frederick Hanna were repairing telephone cables when John was sniped in the shoulder. As he fell Wee Hanna went to his aid and was himself sniped falling dead on top of John. Eventually John managed to find his way back to his lines and was sent back to Blighty till his wound healed. He was then sent to Salonika to join the 2nd Batt Cameron highlanders.

Other memories

Anonymous 2008-11-19

See also Fred Hanna, Camerons

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Burnett Pender, Edinburgh 2008-11-19

The picture shows Pender(tall) Hanna (wee) and Ernest Geyer (seated). Travelling photographers were not,it seems, all that uncommon.

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