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2616 (532338) Sapper ALBERT FENWICK
Royal Engineers

Albert Fenwick enlisted as a Sapper (Regimental Number 2616) in the Royal Engineers at Eastbourne, Sussex. He was posted to the 1/1st Home Counties Field Company, Royal Engineers with the 8th Division. In February of 1917 this company was redesignated the 490th (Home Counties) Field Company and Fenwick's regimental number was changed to 532338.

Albert had a brother, Sydney George, who also served in the Royal Engineers during the Great War. 456 Sapper Sydney George Fenwick was killed in action on the 23rd of October 1916.

Sapper Albert Fenwick's company proceeded to France with the 8th Division and took part in the following major actions:

Neuve Chapelle: 10 March 1915
Aubers: 9 May 1915
Albert (The Somme): 1 July 1916
Pilckem: 31 July 1917
Langemarck: 16 August 1917
St. Quentin: 21 March 1918
Rosieres: 26 March 1918
Villers-Bretonneux: 24 April 1918

Albert Fenwick was killed in action at the battle of the Aisne on the 27th of May 1918. He was an Acting Lance Corporal at the time of his death. For his service during the war his family received the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Plaque.


1. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
2. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers.