Born: 13th April 1892, 60, Foundation Street, Ipswich.

Died: 10th November 1918, Norwich, Norfolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Acting Corporal; Service Number: 265367

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion.


Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,





1901   32, Cobbold Street, Ipswich.

Fenton was 8 years old and living with his parents.

William Banthorpe, 37, a Woollen Merchant Packer, born Dennington, Suffolk.

Charlotte Elizabeth Margaret Banthorpe (nee Denny), 35, born Radwinter, Essex.


1907  The Evening Star newspaper 24th May, reported Fenton. C. Banthorpe, passing his English-including composition, Arithmetic and mensuration, Elementary drawing, Geography, History and Citizenship  at  Smart Street males night classes.

1908  The Evening Star, 1st. September, reported Fenton passing his Ipswich Education Committee, Book-keeping examination.

1911   107, Belle Vue Road, Ipswich.

Fenton was 18 years old, an Outfitter’s Assistant – Co-op Society. He was living with his parents & sister.

William, 47, a Woollen Warehouseman.

Charlotte, 45.

Mabel Grace Banthorpe, 9, born Ipswich.

In 1917, Ipswich, Fenton married Bertha Maud Eva Garnham, born 1891, Ipswich. They had 1 son:

Donald Fenton Banthorpe, born 1918, Norwich, Norfolk.

Fenton is also remembered on Museum Street Methodist Church memorial

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THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT 1/6th (Cyclist) Battalion Territorial Force:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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