Fensom, W W
WALTER WILLIAM FENSOM
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 48 to 50 and 162A.
He enlisted in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 30 September 1915, and was killed in action during a successful German attack near Vierstraat. Unfortunately, Walter’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about and a Death announcement for Walter in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 June 1918; plus an In Memoriam in the issue dated 17 May 1919.
Son of Arthur and Emma (nee CLARK) FENSOM of Watford; husband of Clara (nee LEACH) FENSOM of Watford.
His parents married 31 August 1864 at St Leonard’s, Flamstead, Herts. Arthur died 1920 in Watford aged 76, and was buried 21 January in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Emma died 1926 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 7 May, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Walter was born 11 March 1880 in Caddington, Beds, and attended Victoria Boys’ School, Watford, from 15 July 1889 to 19 March 1894. He married 19 June 1909 at St Mary’s, Watford; they had two children. He resided in Watford. Clara remarried 20 December 1919 at St Mary’s, Watford, to William HALL. She died 1953 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 71, and was buried 8 July in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
On the 1881 Census, aged 1 he lived in Caddington, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 11, he lived in Oxhey, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a domestic gardener aged 21, he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a brewer’s labourer aged 31, he still lived in Watford, with his wife and one child.
Date of death08/05/1918
Age at death38
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)