Clifton Wilfred Pennecott 
Location served:
Years in Practice:
1918 to 1968
Area of Specialization:
Family Medicine  


Dr. Clifton Wilfred Pennecott was born in London, Ontario on the 22nd of March, 1896.  Dr. Pennecott was the 5th of 6 children born to John Pennecott and the former Emma Amelia Cambridge.  His father was a barber and his siblings were; John Glenn Pennecott, Myrtle Ivy Pennecott (who died of influenza at the age of 29), Emma Ella Pennecott (who died at the age of 4 weeks), Gordon Bruce Pennecott and Lillian May Pennecott. At the time of his birth, the Pennecott family resided at 369 Simcoe Street in London.

Dr. Pennecott graduated M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1918.  Dr. Pennecott joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons on the 12th of June, 1918.

Dr. Pennecott enlisted in the Canadian Army Medical Corp during WWI on the 15th of May, 1918.  At the time of his enlistment he resided at 60 Craig Street in London.  He enlisted in London and his mother was listed as his next-of-kin.  On his medical history sheet, it recorded that Dr. Pennecott was 5’4″ tall and he weighed 129 pounds.  Dr. Pennecott served in Siberia arriving on the 14th of April, 1919, with the rank of Lieutenant.  His service to his country was concluded on the 31st of July, 1919 when his unit was demobilized.

Upon his return to Canada, Dr. Pennecott practiced medicine in Bothwell, Ontario during the autumn of 1919.  His name appears on several birth and death records during that time.

According to the 1921 census, Dr. Pennecott was practicing medicine in London, Ontario.  He resided at 430 Hamilton Road (in London) with his mother and his 2 brothers, John and Gordon.  John and Gordon Pennecott listed their occupations as cigar makers.

Dr. Pennecott married Rose Florence Chapman on the 10th of November, 1923 in London, Ontario.  Mrs. Pennecott was born in Sussex, England in 1903.  She was the 2nd of 6 children born to William Chapman and the former Alice Page.  Her father was a labourer and her siblings were; William James Chapman, Ivy A. Chapman, Lillian Kathleen Chapman, Harry David Chapman and Pearl Chapman.  The Chapman family immigrated to Canada in 1907.  According to the 1911 census, they lived in Windsor, Ontario.  At the time of his marriage, Dr. Pennecott resided at 430 Hamilton Road in London.  Mrs. Pennecott recorded her address as the YWCA in London (Ontario).

Dr. and Mrs. Pennecott had 3 children; Gordon Lyle Pennecott was born in London on the 3rd of July, 1925 and died of meningitis in London at the age of 7, Lorraine Pennecott was born in London in 1931 and Lois Pennecott.

Dr. Clifton Pennecott died at his home in London, Ontario on the 20th of May, 1968.  Mrs. Pennecott died on the 30th of August, 1989.  Dr. and Mrs. Pennecott were buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in London, Ontario.

*Dr. Pennecott’s brother, Gordon Bruce Pennecott also enlisted during WWI.  He served in the Field Ambulance Depot in France.  He was injured in 1919 when he was thrown from a horse but he survived the war.

*Dr. Pennecott’s brother, John Glenn Pennecott enlisted in the United States Military during WWI.  

**Mrs. Pennecott’s brother, William James Chapman enlisted in the United States Military during WWII.