Private Arthur William Fensome

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Sep 1916

War time / or Pre War occupation



Bracey Bros, John Street, Luton

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

Ramridge End Lane
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News/Saturday Telegraph , 7th October 1916


Pte Arthur William Fensome, 6485, 71st Company Machine Gun Corps, died on September 27th, 1916, from wounds sustained on the Somme.

Born in 1888, he was the eldest of ten children of Samuel Fensome and his wife Ellen (nee Summerfield), of Ramridge End Lane [now Ashcroft Road], Stopsley. He enlisted in 1915, having previously worked for Bracey Bros, dyers, of 28 John Street, Luton.

The Rev E. Milner White, Chaplain of the 2nd Stationary Hospital in France, wrote that Pte Fensome had died in the hospital from stomach wounds. "He had some pain to begin with, but the end was peaceful," the Chaplain wrote. "He was buried September 29th in the lovely cemetery of Abbeville with military honours and church service. French people laid flowers on his grave."


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Author: Deejaya

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