Laid to rest at the Field of Honour.


Born: 10th May 1877, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Baptised: 21st June 1878, at Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Parents – William & Eliza Ann Fensom.

Died: 12th December 1917; age: 40; Committed Suicide at Dover, Kent.

Enlistment Details: Date: 8th December 1914 – for hostilities; Occupation: Carpenter/Joiner. Height: 5ft 7 1/2ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.

Rank: Petty Officer Mechanic; Service Number: F.2606.

Regiment: Royal Naval Air Station Dunkerque.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of May A. Fensom, of 37, Reading Road, Ipswich.




1911   30, Beaconsfield Road, Acton Green, Chiswick, London.


William was 33 years old, a Carpenter – Builder. He was married and Head of the Household.

Annie, 31.

Mary, 6.

Richard, 5.

Phyllis, 4.

Frank, 1.

Joan, 6 months.


In 1903, Chelsea, Middlesex, William married Annie May Abbiss Soffe, born 1879, Turnham Green, Hounslow, London. They had 6 children:

Mary May Fensom, born May 1904, Chelsea.

Richard Harold Fensom, born April 1905, Chelsea.

Phyllis Fensom, born 1907, Battersea.

Frank William Fensom, born 1909, Acton Green.

Joan E. Fensom, born 1910, Acton Green.

Norah Fensom, born Brentford.

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