Image from the 1918 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper


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.


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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