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Thomas William FENWICK

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Surname: FENWICK

Forename(s): Thomas William

Place of Birth: Pickering, Yorkshire

Service No: 266093

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BARNOLDSWICK, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Thomas William Fenwick was the son of Thomas and Lily Fenwick, née Brent. Thomas, senior, was born at Pickering and Lily at Rosedale Abbey, Yorkshire.

1901 Pickering, Yorkshire Census: Carr's Yard, Eastgate - Thomas W. Fenwick, aged 6 years, born Pickering, son of Thomas Fenwick, widower.

1911 Pickering, Yorkshire Census: 11, Massheders Yard, Eastgate - Thomas William Fenwick, aged 17 years, born Pickering, son of Thomas Fenwick, widower.

Thomas was married to Edith Ellen Moorhouse in 1917.

Thomas is listed in the Nominal Roll of the 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment): 'B' Coy - Pte T.W. Fenwick.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas W. Fenwick, 266093, West Riding Regiment.

Thomas was killed in action during the Battle of Cambrai, 1917, 20 November-3 December, 1917 at the Capture of Bourlon Wood, 23-28 November.

Thomas is commemorated on the Pickering and District Hall and Pickering Primitive Methodist Church War Memorials.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Barnoldswick – A small Town’s part in conflicts 1800 to 2014’ by Peter Ian Thompson (2014).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

FENWICK, Thomas W., aged 23 years, Duke of Wellington’s Regt., 12, Bolland Street, [Barnoldswick], killed Nov. 27, 1917.

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Private Thomas William FENWICK

Private Thomas William FENWICK

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: FENWICK

Forename(s): Thomas William

Born: Pickering, Yorks

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorks

Enlisted: Skipton, Yorks

Number: 266093

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 27/11/17

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: FENWICK

Forename(s): Thomas William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 266093

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 23

Awards:

Died Date: 27/11/1917

Additional Information: Husband of Edith Ellen Fenwick, of 8, Bolland St., Barnoldswick, Colne, Lancs.

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Pickering and District Hall War Memorial

Pickering and District Hall War Memorial

© Penny Woollard (WMR-30779)

Pickering Primitive Methodist Church War Memorial

Pickering Primitive Methodist Church War Memorial

© Mike Coyle (WMR-87870)

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28 December 1917

FENWICK – Killed in action on the Western Front, November 27th 1917, Private Thomas W. Fenwick, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, formerly of 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, aged 23 years.

28 December 1917

BARNOLDSWICK – A SAD CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

News of the death of Private Thomas W. Fenwick, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, came to hand on Saturday from the War Office. He was killed in action in France on November 27th. Private Fenwick was 23 years of age, and leaves a wife living at 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick. He enlisted three years ago, but only went out to France in February. Prior to joining up he was a weaver employed by Messrs. R. Brooks and Sons, Westfield Mill.

A letter of condolence, received by the bereaved wife from a comrade (Private T. H. White), says:– “I don’t think I ever met a jollier pal or a truer friend. We were very close friends and were wounded together at -----, and were together all the time in hospital. I thought we should never be parted.”

29 November 1918

FENWICK – In proud and ever loving memory of Private T. W. Fenwick, – “In victory’s hour we did not forget you.”

The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still!
No morning dawns, or night returns,
But what we think of him.

From his ever loving Wife, Bother-in-law and Family, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.

28 November 1919

FENWICK – In ever loving memory of Private Tom Fenwick, who gave his life November 27th, 1917, at Cambrai.

His life was good,
His death was brave,
God watches over a soldier’s grave.

Ever remembered by his loving wife Edith, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.

26 November 1920

FENWICK – In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Tom Fenwick, killed in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917, aged 23 years.

“Cherished memories of one so dear live in the memory of days that have been.”

From his Wife, Edith, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.

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28 December 1917

FENWICK – Killed in action, Nov. 27th, Pte. Thos. W. Fenwick, of the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, husband of Mrs. Fenwick, of 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, aged 23.

28 December 1917

BARNOLDSWICK

A SAD CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

News of the death of Pte. Thos. W. Fenwick, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, came to hand on Saturday from the War Office. He was killed in action in France on November 27th. Pte. Fenwick was 23 years of age, and leaves a wife living at 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick. He enlisted three years ago, but only went out to France in February. Prior to joining up he was a weaver employed by Messrs. Brooks and Sons, Westfield Mill. A letter of condolence received by the bereaved wife from a comrade (Pte. T.H. White), says:– I don’t think I ever met a jollier pal or a truer friend. We were very close friends, and were wounded together at -----, and were together all the time in hospital. I thought we should never be parted.”

29 November 1918

FENWICK – In loving remembrance of my dear brother, Pte. T.W. Fenwick, who was, killed in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917, age 23.

Dear is the spot where my brother is laid,
Dear is his memory that will never fade,
A brother more true no one knew,
Our tears start afresh when we think of you.

– From his affectionate sister Beattie. 24, Essex Street, Barnoldswick.

FENWICK – In loving remembrance of our nephew, Pte. Thomas W. Fenwick, who fell in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917.

We pictured his safe returning,
We longed to clasp his hand,
But God has postponed the meeting
‘Till we meet in the Better Land.

– From his loving Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins. 24, Essex Street, Barnoldswick

FENWICK – In proud and ever loving memory of Pte. T.W. Fenwick.

“In victory’s hour we did not forget you.”

The happy hours we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still!
No morning dawns or night returns
But what we think of him.

– From his ever loving Wife, Mother-in-law and Family. 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.

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