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In MemoriamFENWICK, Harold Charlton
  Lance Corporal (Northumberland Fusiliers, 16th Battalion)
  Died in France after being taken Prisoner (16-Jun-1918)
  Awards: Victory Medal, British War Medal, 1914-15 Star

24-Apr-1901 (SSHS)


Harold Charlton was the son of Edward S Fenwick, a "House Furnisher" in Wellington Terrace, South Shields, and his wife, Esther F Fenwick.

He entered the High School in 1901 at the same time as his younger brother, Edward Stanley. His other brother, Clennell Cooke Fenwick, also attended the school.

Harold left in 1905 to go to Denstone College in Staffordshire, after which he joined the South Shields Corporation as a "student Borough Engineer" and later became a Civil Engineer.

Harold signed up in September, 1914, and joined the Newcastle Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers as a Private, and was veyr active in the war.

In September, 1916, he was promoted to Lance Corporal and in December, 1917, was transferred to the Labour Corps and posted to the 88th Company, Labour Corps..

On 22-Mar-1918 he was at the Somme and was reported missing. Three days later he was captured by the Germans and taken Prisoner of War.

Only one postcard was ever received from him, and it was only after the Armistice that it was learned that he had died in hospital at Saint Quentin, France, on 16-Jun-1918.

He is buried in the Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, 20km north-west of Saint Quentin.

Known Addresses
1901: 12 Wellington Terrace
1911: 12 Wellington Terrace
Last updated: 12-Aug-2014 08:58

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