Private William Fensome

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

17 Oct 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

House painter

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

76 Baker Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 14th November 1918
Pte William Fensome

Pte William Fensome, 307015, 16th Battalion Tank Corps, was killed by a shell in action in France on October 17th, 1918. According to his commanding officer, he was buried at the time at Regincourt. [His body was probably later exhumed and reburied.]

Williams had joined up in December 1916 in the Royal Engineers (216487) and was transferred to the Tank Corps in January 1918. He had been in France only six months when he met his death.

Born in Luton in 1882 to Henry and Matilda Fensome, he had married Mary Elizabeth Allen at St Paul's Church, Luton, on May 27th, 1912. They lived at 76 Baker Street, Luton, and had no children.

In 1911 William had been living with his widowed mother at 26 Dudley Street, and was employed as a house painter.

William is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.

Individual Location

Pte William Fensome

Author: Deejaya

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