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.

Residence: 37, Reading Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Carpenter &Joiner.

Enlistment Details: Date: 8th December 1914 – for hostilities. 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.




1881   ‘White Lion’ Queen Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.


William was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Fensom, 29, a Wood Turner, born Hemel Hempstead.

Eliza Ann Fensom (nee Dyer), 29, an Inn Keeper, born Hemel Hempstead.

Charles Henry Fensom, 2, born Hemel Hempstead.

Randall Fensom, 1, born Hemel Hempstead.

Annie Maria Fensom, 3 months, born Hemel Hempstead – died July 1884,Hemel Hempstead.

1 general domestic servant.


1891   ‘White Lion’ Queen Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.


William was 13 years old, a Builder’s Apprentice. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 39, a Builder – employer.

Eliza Ann, 39, an Inn Keeper.

Charles, 12.

Randall, 11.

Eveline Alice Fensom, 5, born Hemel Hempstead.

Reginald Robert Fensom, 3, born Hemel Hempstead.

Herbert Stanley Fensom, 7 months, born Hemel Hempstead – died 1892, Hemel Hempstead.

1 general domestic servant.


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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