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Date of Birth
Date of Death
1 Jul 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Stanley Walter Fensome, 15296, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on July 1st, 1916. He was aged 20 and the eldest son of Luton bootmaker Mr Walter Fensome and his wife Elizabeth, of 63-65 Duke Street, High Town.
The sad news for his family was contained in a letter from the Wesleyan Chaplain to the battalion, the Rev G. Jarvis Smith. He said Stanley was killed in action on the Saturday morning and he had found his body soon after the battle was over. Stanley was given a Christian burial and the spot where he fell had been carefully marked.
Pte Fensome was a boot finisher in his father's business and was connected with the Central Mission Sunday School and Brotherhood. He joined up in September 1914 in answer to Lord Kitchener's appeal.
A brother, Pte Harold Fensome was serving with the 2/9th Londons. He was formerly a manager for butchers Messrs Durrant Bros.