Lance Corporal Augustus Fensome

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Oct 1894

Date of Death

20 Apr 1918

Media files and documents

War time / or Pre War occupation

Boy Clerk

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

41 Waller Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

France & Flanders

Grave Location

Ploegsteert Memorial

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Augustus Fensome was born in Luton in October 1894, only son of Albert & Sarah Ann.

His father was a printer & stationer. The family are living at 41 Waller Street in 1901.

In 1911 48 year old Sarah Ann is now widowed & has taken on the family business in Waller Street, 14 year old Augustus is working as a boy clerk, his 21 year old sister Hilda Muriel is living with them.

Augustus joined the 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment & at the time of his death he had become a Lance Corporal. He was killed in action on 20th April 1918. He received the British & Victory medals. He is buried at the Ploegsteert Cemetery in Belgium.

He is remembered for his sacrifice alongside other brave men on St Mary's Church Memorial.

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Author: KarenC

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