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Hilda LONGHURST (1894-1953)




Spouse: Stephen Bertrand PENFOLD, Penfold Stephen Bertrand

1 Hilda Emily LONGHURST (1894-1953) [65].

Born 21 Feb 1894, Ockley, Surrey, England. Marr Stephen Bertrand PENFOLD 23 Feb 1916, Cuckfield, Sussex, England. Died 19 Jul 1953, Maudsley Hospital, London, England.

Sp. Stephen Bertrand PENFOLD (1896-1959) [64], son of Thomas PENFOLD (1871-1959) [46] and Alice Maud BACKSHALL (1875-1957) [47].





(hand written in ink: September 14th 1912)

The annual prize meeting of “A” (Haywards Heath) Company 4th Battalion

Royal Sussex Regiment took place on Saturday at the Wellcombe Bottom Range, Hurstpierpoint. The light was fairly good at the shorter ranges, but bad at the 600 yards distance. The wind was steady during the morning, but became changeable during the afternoon. There were about 40 competitors. The Committee responsible for the arrangements were: - President, Major

L.C.R.Messel; Vice-Presidents, Lieutenant J.R.Warren, Second-Lieutenants S.K.

Reid and R.S.L. Worsley; Colour-Sergeant- Instructor Page, Colour-Sergeant Rapley, Sergeants Mitchell and Knight, Lance-Sergeant Giles, Corporals Weller, Kimber and Abbott, Lance-Corporals Upton, Stevens and Newman, Privates Rowland, Brooks and Anscombe. Scores: -

First (Officers’) Competition.

For members who have never won a prize over ten shillings at any rifle meeting, and recruits. Seven shots at 200 yards.

Pte. P.Rich 29 Pte. T.Pranklin 23

Pte. W.Squires 28 Pte. A.Farrow 22

Pte. J.Millyard 28 Pte. E.Knight 21

Pte. R.Ellis 25 Pte. C.Burt 21

Pte. F.Anscombe 24 Pte. D.Pattenden 21

Pte. A.Cook 24 Pte. S.Penfold 20

Pte. C.Lindup 23 Pte. R.Wilson 20

Lance-Corporal F.Newman, Privates F.Willey, F.Leney, E.King, A.Hygate, A.Awcock, F.Beard, R.Gibson, J.W.Webber, and A.Talmey also competed.

Second (Loder’s Challenge Cup) Competition. Seven shots at 200, 500, and 600 yards.

200 500 600

yds. yds. yds. Tl.

Col.-Sergt.-Inst.Page 35 32 29 96

Cpl. G.Weller 31 32 29 92

Pte. C.Rowland 33 33 24 90

Sergt. V.Giles 33 31 25 89

Pte. F.Brooks 34 27 18 79

Pte. M.Anscombe 29 28 21 78

Pte. S.Penfold 20 26 25 71

Pte. G.Baker 24 30 16 70

Cpl. A.Abbott 30 27 11 68

Pte. J.Millyard 28 21 14 63

Pte. P.Rich 29 22 12 63

Pte. W.Squires 28 16 18 62

Pte. F.Anscombe 24 27 10 61

Lce.-Cpl.H.Upton 26 15 19 60

Pte. L. Rowland 19 27 13 59

Pte. C.Burt 21 28 10 59

Pte. D.Pattenden 21 20 9 50

Sergt. A.Mitchell 29 17 4 50

Pte. R.Wilson 20 23 6 49

Pte. H.White 23 15 7 45

Also competed: - Private A.Cook, 43; Private

A.Farrow, 43; Private A.Sayers, 41; Colour-

Sergeant Rapley, 37; Lance-Corporal Newman,

34; Private S.Burt, 32; Private A.Hygate 30;

Private E.Knight 28; Private R.Ellis, 25;

Private Webber, 24; Private C. Lindup, 23;

Private E.King, 23; Private T. Pranklin, 23;

Private F.Beard, 20; Private F.Leney, 20;

Private A.Awcock, 18; Private R.Gibson, 17;

Private F.Willey, 16; and Private A.Talmey, 9.

Third (Drill) Competition.

Seven shots at 200 and 500 yards.

200 500 Drill Camp Tl.

yds. yds. Pts. Pts. Pts.

Cpl. A.Abbott 29 31 22 10 92

Cpl. G.Weller 32 30 19 10 91

Lce.-Sergt. Giles 31 30 17 10 88

Col.-Sergt.-Inst. Page 31 29 12 10 82

Pte. C.Rowland 27 32 16 0 75

Pte. G.Baker 25 27 11 10 73

Pte. J.Millyard 26 26 10 10 72

Pte. F.Brooks 28 23 10 10 71

Pte. P.A.Rich 30 21 10 10 71

Pte. R.W.L. Wilson 27 23 10 10 70

Pte. A.Sayers 23 23 14 10 70

Pte. C.Lindup 24 25 10 10 69

Pte. A.Cook 29 9 21 10 69

Pte. C.Burt 21 24 13 10 68

Pte. H.White 27 16 15 10 68

Pte. D.Pattenden 22 22 12 10 66

Col.-Sergt. G.Rapley 24 22 12 10 66

Pte. F.Anscombe 28 15 10 10 63

Pte. E. King 18 23 11 10 62

Pte. M. Anscombe 32 8 10 10 60

There also competed: - Private R.Ellis, 59;

Lance-Corporal Upton, 58; Private Pranklin, 58;

Private E. Knight, 57; Sergeant Mitchell, 56;

Private S.Burt, 56; Private Penfold, 51; Private

Hygate, 51; Private F.Willey, 50; Private W.

Squires, 48; Private Awcock, 48; Lance-Corporal

Newman, 46; Private Farrow, 45; Private Leney,

45; Private L.Rowland, 42; Private F.Beard,

38; Private Talmey, 36; Private Webber, 35; and

Private Gibson, 31.


30 May 1918 -

Sussex Daily ? –




At the East Grinstead Police Court, yesterday, before Mr. C. Holmden (in the chair) and MR. E.O. Wood, Private Victor Gatenvy, R.F.A., stationed at Forest Row, was charged with stealing a bicycle, a leather handbag and contents, and a waterproof cape at Forest Row on 28th May, the property of Stephen Bert Penfold, North-road, Tunbridge Wells.

Prosecutor, a discharged soldier wearing a wound stripe, said he was an assistant superintendent for an Insurance Company. On 28th May he cycled to Forest Row and left his machine outside a house about 10.15 a.m. A leather bag containing his dinner and some papers, also a waterproof cape, were on the cycle. He was in the house about 10 minutes and then found the cycle had disappeared. He identified the cycle, bag and cape produced, and valued them at £9.

George W.Dawe, 131, West-street, East Grinstead, motor driver, said that on 28th May about 2.15 p.m. he was driving along London-road towards Blindley Heath and gave Police-Sergeant Short a ride. The latter spoke to him about a lost bicycle. He dropped the Sergeant near Blindley Heath Church. As witness was returning to East Grinstead with his car he saw prisoner coming towards him. There was another car in the road and witness manoeuvred the car he was driving in such a way as to prevent the cyclist passing. He then called to the solider and told him he wanted to speak to him. In reply to witness’s question as to where he got the cycle the man said he took it with the intention of sending it back to the owner, whose address he had. Subsequently, on being told the owner was a discharge soldier, the man agreed to accompany witness in the car to the owner’s address, and with assistance witness put the cycle in the back of the car and drove to North End, where, much to the soldier’s surprise, he was handed over to P.C. Sinden. The bag was not attached to the cycle at that time.


P.S. Short (Forest Row) said it appeared the cyclist left then London-road, taking to the Lingfield-road, and entered the London-road again some distance down. In this way the car, which kept to the London-road overrode the cyclist. Witness returned later, and found the bag about half a mile beyond Felbridge. The food was missing, and some papers, but these were afterwards found on prisoner.

Accused pleaded guilty, and elected to be dealt with summarily. He made a statement to the effect that he was walking from Forest Row to East Grinstead when he saw the cycle. He passed it and re-passed it several times, and subsequently took it with the intention of returning it.

Lieutenant James Willliam Neylor, R.F.A., attended on behalf of the military authorities, and said the man was reported absent at 9 a.m. on 28th May. Previous to then offence he was in hospital, but witness could not say what was the matter with him. The military authorities did not want him back, as he was useless to them.

Superintendent Bristow produced a paper which was found on the prisoner, which showed that he had been in the Navy and after a long list of offences, he had been discharged as not wanted any longer.

The Chairman said prisoner would be sentenced to one month’s hard labour.

Addressing Dawe, the Chairman said they wished to commend him very highly for his smartness.


1.1 Colin Bertrand PENFOLD (1925-1973) [97].

Born 14 Jun 1925, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Died 30 Jun 1973, Beckenham, Kent, England.

The South London Advertiser – Friday, October 17th 1947 PENFOLD-PENNYFATHER

The marriage was solemnised at St.Barnabas’ Church, Dulwich, on Saturday, of

Miss Emily Louisa Pennyfather, of 282, Lordship Lane, and Mr. Colin Bertrand

Penfold, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Penfold, of 282, Lordship Lane. The service was fully choral. Given away by Mr. S.B.Penfold, the bride was dressed in white satin, with veil and orange blossom headdress. Her bouquet was of pink

carnations, which were later sent to the Children’s Ward of the King’s College

Hospital. Attending the bride were the Misses Joan and Betty Blackwell, who were dressed in pale blue organdie, with headdresses to match. They carried bronze chrysanthemums. The bridegroom’s mother wore cinnamon brown. Mr. G.Tiller performed the duties of best man. A reception was held at St. Barnabas’ Hall and at 282, Lordship Lane. For the honeymoon journey to Devon the

bride wore a green dress with a grey coat and brown accessories.”


Sp. (unknown).

1.1.1 Barbara Elaine PENFOLD (1953-1998) [98].

Born 9 Jun 1953, Stockwell, London, England. Christened 18 Oct 1953, Dulwich, London, England.1 Died 15 Mar 1998, Bromley, Kent, England.

1.1.2 Trevor Colin PENFOLD ( - ) [114].


1"Christening: Barbara Elaine Penfold - Tree001:T035".

Source: Christening: Barbara Elaine Penfold - Tree001:T035, Tree001-T035-Christening