William Alfred John FENSOM

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FENSOM, William Alfred John

Service Number: 1896
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: South Brisbane, Queensland, 22 January 1897
Home Town: Wynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 12 October 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1896, Brisbane, Queensland
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1896, 47th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1896, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
12 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1896, 47th Infantry Battalion, 1st Passchendaele

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"CORPORAL W. A. J. FENSOM, eldest son of Mrs. Fensom, Tlngal road, Wynnum; killed in action 12th October, 1917; aged 20 years 9 months." - from the Brisbane Telegraph 02 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)