Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
17 Oct 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte William Fensome, 307015, 16th Battalion Tank Corps, was killed by a shell in action in France on October 17th, 1918. According to his commanding officer, he was buried at the time at Regincourt. [His body was probably later exhumed and reburied.]
Williams had joined up in December 1916 in the Royal Engineers (216487) and was transferred to the Tank Corps in January 1918. He had been in France only six months when he met his death.
Born in Luton in 1882 to Henry and Matilda Fensome, he had married Mary Elizabeth Allen at St Paul's Church, Luton, on May 27th, 1912. They lived at 76 Baker Street, Luton, and had no children.
In 1911 William had been living with his widowed mother at 26 Dudley Street, and was employed as a house painter.
William is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.