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Regimental number2352
Place of birthBolton England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, W Fenton, 320 Manchester Road, Bolton, England
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919

Military Medal

'On 9th August 1918 during the attack on enemy positions between villages of VAUVILLERS and LIHONS, Private FENTON displayed great courage and coolness as a Company runner. Regardless of danger he carried important messages from his platoon Commander to the Company Commander, and had to frequently pass over open ground exposed to the view of the enemy and under heavy fire. He worked with the greatest zeal and speed and his efforts were of material value to his Company Commander, and enabled important messages to be quickly sent through from Company to Battalion Headquarters.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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