Born: 1894, Wherstead, Suffolk.
Died: 29th March 1918; age 24; Died of Wounds.
Residence: 6, Dock Street, Ipswich.
First Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 21st August 1914; Age 22 years & 10 months; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: wife – May Lily Fenn, of 6, Dock Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 8 1/4ins, fresh complexion, hazel eyes & brown hair.
Discharged: 8th December 1914.
Second Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 201083
Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Formerly 3595, Suffolk Regiment.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Robert & Ellen Fenn, of Westerfield; husband of May Lily Fenn, of 45, Priory Street, Ipswich.
1901 Westerfield Street, Westerfield, Suffolk.
William was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Robert Fenn, 35, a Horseman on a Farm, born Shotley, Suffolk.
Ellen Fenn, 38, born Witnesham, Suffolk.
Edith Valentine Fenn, 7, born Wherstead.
Leonard Robert Fenn, 6, born Wherstead.
Nellie Fenn, 5, born Wherstead.
1911 The Street, Westerfield, Suffolk.
William was 18 years old, a Butcher’s Assistant. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Robert, 42, a Horseman on a Farm.
Leonard, 16, a Cowman on a Farm.
Albert Fenn, 10, born Wherstead.
George Fenn, 8, born Wherstead.
1 domestic servant.
On the 23rd December 1913, at the Ipswich Registry Office, William married May Lily Rouse, born January 1891, Ipswich.
They had 3 children:
George William Robert Rouse Fenn, born May 1913, Ipswich.
William Frederick Fenn, born October 1914, Ipswich.
Phyllis Violet Doris Fenn, born December 1917, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to May Lily Fenn – widow.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Westerfield, Suffolk and St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.