FENBY, Herbert Portufield

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Rank: Private

Year of death: 1917

Date of birth: QE Sep 1881

Date of death: 6.11.1917

Place of death: Passchendaele

Service number: 231037

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, 31st Battalion, Alberta Regiment

Medals: Served in the Anglo Boer War, Trooper 37766, 27th Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry. Queen’s South Africa Medal Clasps (Cape Colony, South Africa 1902).
Killed in action in France in the Canadian attack at Passchendaele 1917.

Cemetery location: Dean Road Cemetery, Section D (Recorded on parents’ grave)

Where remembered?: No burial.
Remembered on CWGC, Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, Panel 24, 28, 30.
Recorded on parents’ grave in Dean Road Cemetery

Biographical Information

Born in Scarborough in 1881. 1891 census, parents, Jonathan (butcher) & Isabella Fenby living at 116 Westborough, Scarborough with Herbert as a child & 10 siblings. 1901 census, Herbert is a billiard marker, living at 7 Milton Terrace, Scarborough with his widowed father & various siblings.

Emigrated to Nevis, Alberta, Canada, where his widow, Fay Fenby was living at his death.

Inscription

In memory of/ISABELLA beloved wife of JONATHAN FENBY/born July 4 1843 died July 4 1895/rest forever more/also of the above JONATHAN FENBY/died March 1 1923 aged 76/also of HERBERT P FENBY/killed in action in France/Nov 6 1917 aged 36/also of GEORGE E FENBY/died Aug 28 1914 aged 29/their sons.

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