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

Died: 10th November 1918; age: 26; died of Influenza, at Norwich, Norfolk.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Acting Corporal; Service Number: 265367

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 6th Battalion.


Grave Reference:

O. 14. 9.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of W. and C. Banthorpe; husband of Eva Maud Banthorpe, of 37, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich.




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.


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.


Evening Star – 24th May 1907, reported that Fenton. C. Banthorpe, had passed his English including composition, Arithmetic and Mensuration, Elementary drawing, Geography, History and Citizenship at  Smart Street males’ night classes.

Evening Star, 1st September 1908, reported that Fenton had passed his Ipswich Education Committee, Book-keeping examination.


In 1917, Ipswich, Fenton married Eva Maud Garnham, born 1891, Ipswich – daughter of Walter Garnham, a domestic gardener, and Julia Emily Garnham (nee Prentice), of 37, Old Foundry Road, Ipswich..

Bertha and Fenton had one son:

Donald Fenton Banthorpe, born 1918, Norwich, Norfolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Eva M. Banthorpe – widow.


Fenton is also remembered on the war memorial at Museum Street Methodist Church, Ipswich.


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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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