Image from 3rd November Bury Free Press newspaper.


Born: 20th September 1888, Lewisham, Kent.

Died: 19th September 1917; age 29; KiA – shell explosion – a fragment of shell penetrating his heart.

Enlistment Location: Woolwich, London.

Date of Entry Therein: 14th July 1915 – Egypt.


Rank: Fitter Staff Sergeant.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 58th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 – 1915 Star.


Laid to rest on his 29th birthday – 20th September 1917.

Grave Reference:


Bard Cottage Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George & Hannah Fellgett, of 90, Victoria Street, Ipswich.




1891   96, Archway Road, Hornsey, Middlesex.


Harold was 2 years old and living with his parents & cousin.

George Hacon Fellgett, 30, a Grocer’s Manager, born Ipswich.

Hannah Fellgett, 32, born Greenwich, Kent.

Eliza Hallett, 14, born Deptford, London.

3 grocer’s assistants.


1901   47, Station Road, Aldrington, Sussex.


Harold was 12 years old and living with his parents & brother.

George, 37, a Grocer’s Manager.

Hannah, 39.

Donald Stewart Acton Fellgett, 5, born Hove, Sussex.


1911   52, St. John’s Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Harold was 22 years old, an Engine Erector. He was living with his parents & brother.

George, 48, a Manager – Furnishing Trade.

Hannah, 49.

Donald, 15, Furnishing Trade – Reavell’s Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Hannah Fellgett – mother.


Bury Free Press – 27th October 1917


We learn with regret that Battery Sergt.-Major Harold C. Fellgett, of the R.F.A., has met his death in action whilst taking part in the recent serious engagements with the enemy in France. The deceased soldiers, who really belongs to Ipswich, was well known in Bury, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Fellgett,  of Ipswich some six years ago being residents of the town. Sergt.-Major Fellgett was at one time employed as a lad at St. Andrew’s Works by Messrs. R. Boby, Ltd. Many people remember him, also his parents, who were held in great respect. He was also nephew of Mr. H.J. Fellgett, of St. John’s Street. The gallant soldier during his military career saw much strenuous campaigning. He was attached to the Division that effected the landing in Gallipoli in the summer of 1915. He subsequently went to Egypt, and in July 1916, he was sent from there to France. He had been home on leave once or twice since, the last time being just before his death. He returned to France on September 15th, and had been back at sphere of operations four days only when the unfortunate occurrence which cost him his life took place. This was on September 19th, and the following day (September 20th) his birthday, he was reverently buried with full military honours. Sergt.-Major Fellgett, who was 29 years of age, like the true Britisher he was, realised his obligations to his country, and very early in the war volunteered his services. He rapidly gained promotion, and was held in the warmest esteem by his men and also his superior officers.

Bury Free Press – 3rd November 1917


Last week our columns contained the painful particulars concerning the death in action of Battery Sgt.- Major Harold C. Fellgett of the Royal Field Artillery. The departed soldier resided several years in Bury before removing to Ipswich some six years ago. He had many friends in the town, who heard the sad tidings of his death with deep regret. His fiancée also resides in Bury and much sympathy has been extended to her. Sergt.-Major Fellgett met his death on September 19th through shell explosion, a fragment of shell penetrating his heart.


Royal Field Artillery, ‘C’ Battery, 58th Brigade


One Comment

  • I have been reading this artical with much interest. Harold is a distant relation of mine and his uncle H.J. Fellgett is my Great grandfather. The artical has a lot of information that has helped me to piece together his life. This has been most interesting. And one day I might visit his grave, which is in Belgium. Thank you for a lovely artical.


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