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Bucknall, Stoke on Trent
William Henry Fenton known as Harry was born in 1898 at Bucknall, Stoke on Trent and was the son of John a pottery carter and Eunice Fenton, née Lingard of 33 Eaves Lane Bucknall, Stoke on Trent. His father John was born in 1876 at Bucknall, his mother Eunice Lingard was born in 1875 also at Bucknall. They were married in 1895 their marriage was recorded in the Stoke on Trent registration district, they went on to have the following children, Alice b1896, William Henry b1898, John b1901, Fred b1902, Dolly b1904, Charles b1906 and Florrie b1909, all were born at Bucknall. In the 1911 census the family were living at 33 Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent and were shown as John 35 yrs a pottery carter, he is living with his wife Eunice 36 yrs and their children, Alice 15 yrs a domestic servant, Harry 13 yrs a grocers errand boy, John 10 yrs a scholar, Fred 9 yrs a scholar, Dolly 7 yrs a scholar, Charles 5 yrs and Florrie 2 years of age.
In the 1911 census he was a grocers errand boy.
03 Oct 1918
594849 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Lance Corporal William Henry Fenton enlisted at Lichfield, Staffs. whilst residing at Hucknall (sic) according to the SDGC register. He served with the 1st battalion Lincolnshire Regiment and died of wounds on 3rd October 1918. He is buried at La Cateau Military Cemetery. France.
The only connection with Hucknall of this man would appear to be the SDGW register which gives his residence as Hucknall at his time of enlistment. However as he was born at Bucknall and lived his entire life in Bucknall the SDGW entry may be incorrect which would mean he should not have been included on this Hucknall memorial. His army service record does not appear to have survived.
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