WILLIAM FREDERICK FENN

 

 

Born: 1894, Wherstead, Suffolk.

Died: 29th March 1918; age 24; Died of Wounds.

First Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 21st August 1914; Age 22 years & 10 months; Occupation: Labourer; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: wife – May Lily Fenn, of 6, Dock Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 8 1/4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair.

Discharged: 8th December 1914.

Second Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 201083

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 3595, Suffolk Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Grave Reference:

P.VI.L.1B.

St. Sever Cemetery Extension,

Rouen,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Ellen Fenn, of Westerfield; husband of May Lily Fenn, of 45, Priory Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1901     Westerfield Street, Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

William was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Robert Francis, 35, a Horseman on a Farm, born Shotley, Suffolk.

Ellen Francis, 38, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

Edith Valentine Francis, 7, born Wherstead.

Leonard Robert Francis, 6, born Wherstead.

Nellie Francis, 5, born Wherstead.

1 visitor.

 

1911   The Street, Westerfield, Suffolk.

 

William was 18 years old, a Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Robert, 42, a Horseman on a Farm.

Ellen, 45.

Leonard, 16, a Cowman on a Farm.

Albert Francis, 10, born Wherstead.

George Francis, 8, born Wherstead.

1 domestic servant.

 

On the 23rd December 1913, at the Ipswich Registry Office, William married May Lily Howse. They had 1 son:

William Frederick Fenn, born October 1914, Ipswich.

 

William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Westerfield, Suffolk and St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.

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Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion:

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