Born: 31st March 1888, 21, Sterling Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Baptised: 27th March 1889, St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich.

Died on or since in the field: 31st July 1917; age: 29; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 27858

Regiment: Northamptonshire Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 43 & 45.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of William Fenn, of 145, Broadway, Cricklewood, London.




1891   5, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich.


Herbert was 3 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Annie Eliza Fenn, 29, a Charwomen, born Somersham, Suffolk.

William Thomas Jacobs Fenn, 8, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Ernest John Fenn, 5, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

Mabel Annie Harrison Fenn, 4, born St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.


1901   5, Tower Ramparts, Ipswich.


Herbert was 13 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Annie, 45, a Tailoress.

William, 18, a Bootmaker’s Assistant.

Ernest, 15, a Chemist’s Errand Boy.

Mabel, 14.


1911   64, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Herbert was 23 years old, a Saw Mill Labourer – Saw Mill and Timber Merchant. He was living with his mother.

Annie, 55.


Soldiers’ Effects to Mrs Mabel Annie James – sister, and wife of Henry Wills James.


Herbert’s mother, Annie Eliza Fenn died February 1916, 64, St. Helen’s Street, Ipswich.


Northampton Regiment, 7th Battalion:



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