Private Horace Fensome

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Jun 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat stiffener


C. Stokes, Albert Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

Slip End
United Kingdom

World War I Address

100 Baker Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Orchard Dump Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 19th July 1917
Pte Horace Fensome

Pte Horace Fensome, 203933, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in France on June 28th, 1917.

A battalion chaplain wrote to widow Mrs Florence Annie Fensome, at 100 Baker Street, Luton, to say her husband had been killed in a successful attack, but he suffered no pain. He was buried in a little cemetery close behind the line, and the battalion were erecting a cross over his grave.

Pte Fensome had joined up just over a year earlier, and had been in France only 11 weeks, seven weeks in the trenches.

Horace, youngest son of Job and Jane Fensome, of The Grove, Woodside, worked as a straw hat stiffener for manufacturer Mr C. Stokes, of 104 Albert Road, Luton, before joining up, and in his younger days was an amateur footballer. He and Florence had married in 1912. His wife's parents, Mr and Mrs Samm, lived at Aley Green.

Individual Location

Pte Horace Fensome

Author: Deejaya

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