Born: 1882, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 15th October 1914; age 31; KiA – Festuberg.

Occupation: Labourer.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich; Date: 23rd February 1900.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th August 1914.


Rank: Saddler/Corporal; Service Number: 5232

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 11th Battery, 15th Brigade.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 1.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mrs Fanny Salmon (formerly Fenton), of 3, Mount Street, Charlton, London.




1891   4, New Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


Harry was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Fenton, 43, a Shoemaker, born Kirton, Suffolk.

Laura Maria Fenton (nee Pope), 41, born Orford, Suffolk.

Alice Adelaide Fenton, 20, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Eliza Bertha Fenton, 18, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

John Charles Fenton, 15, a Shoemaker’s Apprentice, born Ipswich.

Arthur William Fenton, 11, born Ipswich.

Laura Lucy E. Fenton, 9, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Fenton, 1 month, born Ipswich.


1901   Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich.


Harry was 19 years old, a Soldier ranked Gunner in the 178th Battery, Royal Field Artillery.


1911   India.


Harry was 29 years old, married, and a Soldier ranked Bombardier, occupation Saddler in the XI Ammunition Column.


In 1904, Farnham, Surrey, Harry married Fanny Smith, born 1881, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.


On the 1911 census, Fanny Fenton was 28 years old and living in the married quarters, India.


Soldiers’ Effects to Fanny Salmon – widow.


Harry is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.




Royal Field Artillery, 11th Battery, 15th Brig




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