Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918


Born: 1896, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

Died: 22nd March 1918; age 22; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th September 1914.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number; 39282

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 2nd Siege Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Memorial Reference:IMG_6758

Bay 1.

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,





1901   Tower Rampart, Ipswich.


Ernest was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Fenton, 40, a Bricklayer, born Haughley, Suffolk.

Honor Fenton (nee Norris), born Dallinghoo, Suffolk.

Edith Georgie Fenton, 12, born Ipswich.

John William Fenton, 9, born Ipswich.

George Clarence Fenton, 6, born Ipswich.

1 visitor.


1911   Upland Farm, Clopton, Suffolk.


Ernest was 14 years, a Stockman on a Farm. He was living with his parents, siblings & niece.

John, 51, a Bricklayer.

Honor, 51.

Florence Alice Fenton, 26, born Ipswich.

John, 19, a Farm Labourer.

George, 16, a Bricklayer’s Labourer.

Dorothy May Fenton, 8, born Ipswich.

Doris Mabel Fenton, 10 months, born Clopton.


Ernest’s father John Fenton died 1911, Clopton, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Honor Fenton – mother.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Clopton, Suffolk.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 2nd Siege Battery:

(Janet Henry fb)


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