THE LATE PRIVATE VENNING.
Private Percy W. Venning was a son of Mr. William Venning, farmer, of Pinnaroo. He was only 20 years of age and was the first scholar to he enrolled at the local State school. He was one of the first from that district to join the First Australian Expeditionary Force.
He was a quiet, unassuming lad, and was much loved for his manly qualities. Until his departure for the front he assisted his father on the farm, and proved himself a fine, steady worker. Private Venning was an active member of the local rifle club.
Pinnaroo, May 7.
Yesterday official news was received of the death from wounds of Private Percy Venning 10th Battalion, who left here with the First Expeditionary Force. The sad news was sent to the local Methodist minister to convey to the parents, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. Private Venning was the youngest volunteer to leave here with the first contingent, and was not 21 at the time of his death. He was a particularly finely-built lad and a general favorite. All flags were at half-mast in his honor.
1915 'THE LATE PRIVATE VENNING.', Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954), 15 May, p. 44, viewed 25 April, 2015, http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/89141157