Edward Isaac FENTON

Regimental number12164
Date of birth31 August 1893
Place of birthPonsonby, Auckland
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Fenton, 17 Church Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Previous military serviceServed in No 1 Post & Telegraph Bn, Territorial Force, Auckland; still serving at time of NZEF enlistment.
Enlistment date15 November 1915
Place of enlistmentTrentham
Rank on embarkationSergeant
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Reinforcements to 3rd Battalion, G Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 6 May 1916
Final rankSergeant
Final unit2nd Battalion, New Zealand Rifle Brigade
FateDied of wounds 8 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No 23), Somme, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Annie Fenton, Auckland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Wellington, 6 May 1916; disembarked Suez, 22 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 26 July 1916; disembarked Southampton, England, 7 August 1916, and marched into Sling Camp, and reverted to the ranks.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 22 August 1916.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 3 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 September 1916.

Joined 3rd Bn, NZ Rifle Brigade, in the field, 3 October 1916, and posted to C Company, and relinquished appointment as Temporary Sergeant.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 9 October 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 24 December 1916; promoted Corporal, same day.

Detached to Divisional Reinforcements Camp, 30 May 1917.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 8 June 1917.

Rejoined unit, in the field, 18 June 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 8 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 13 August 1917; remained on duty.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 2 October 1917 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 3 October 1917, and transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station; to No 1 South African General Hospital, 4 October 1917.

Died of gun shot wound to the head involving the brain, 1st South African General Hospital, Abbeville, 10 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 31, p. 19
Archives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 18805, File 21002408

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