George Pentland

Gunner George Pentland from Portadown, Co. Armagh died on 20th September 1942 as a result of an accident while serving in wartime England.


George Pentland


Gunner George Pentland (956614) served in the Royal Artillery and Headquarters Company of II Corps during the Second World War. He was the son of the late Robert Pentland and Jane Pentland of 29 Carrickblacker Road, Portadown, Co. Armagh, and the husband of Rhonda Pentland (née Gilmore) of Portadown, Co. Armagh.

Pentland was a member of Seagoe Church Lads’ Brigade and 1st Portadown Boys’ Brigade Old Boys. He was also a keen piper, having been a member of Battlehill Pipe Band, Derrycarne Pipe Band, and a founding member of Seagoe Pipe Band. George was also a member of Dr. Kane’s Crimson Star L.O.L. 417.

Pentland enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery in February 1942. He died as a result of an accident in England on 20th September 1942 aged 28 years old.

Pentland’s grave is in the Old Ground Section, Grave 765 of Seagoe Cemetery, Portadown, Co. Armagh. A funeral service took place on 25th September 1942 and a large crowd of neighbours and friends turned out. The union flag draped the coffin as a guard of honour formed of soldiers, members of the Royal British Legion, and the Edenderry Recreation Rooms.

His name appears on the Portadown War Memorial and the Seagoe Church of Ireland War Memorial, Portadown, Co. Armagh. His headstone bears the inscription:

Resting where no shadows fall.

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