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Date of Birth
Date of Death
20 Apr 1918
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Soldier or Civilian
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.