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Date of Birth
Date of Death
10 Mar 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
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World War I Address
Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frederick Arthur Fensome, 2553, 16th Battalion (Public Schools) Middlesex Regiment, died in France on March 10th, 1917, following wounds received on the battlefield. He was aged 20 and was serving in the machine gun section.
He had been in France for 12 months and was in action on March 2nd. He sent a field card to his mother Elizabeth (Lizzie) at 33 Inkerman Street, Luton, in which he said he had been wounded in the knee by a gun shot and taken to a clearing station [2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station] behind the lines.
A letter from the hospital chaplain said Frederick had been going on well, but on March 10th his leg had to be amputated and he died after the operation.
Before joining up about 19 months previously, Pte Fensome was a clerk at the Vauxhall Works and a member of the Luton Adult School. His mother was informed that her eldest son had been buried at Grove Farm Military Cemetery (sic) in France with a simple cross marking his resting place.