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Roll of Individuals Entitled to the Decoration.


Roll of Individuals Entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 530 of 24th November 1917, Irish Guards.

Life Story

Name: Thomas Fenning.

Service Number: 3143.

Rank: Private.

Battalion: 1st Battalion.

Regiment: Irish Guards.


Died: 6th November 1914.

Address: 113 Northumberland Street, Belfast


Thomas Fenning, son of George and Annie Fenning, lived at 113 Northumberland Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


The 1901 Ireland Census has Thomas living at 46 Northumberland Street, Shankill Road, Belfast with his mother, father, occupation, Carpenter An Strike, three sisters, Maggie, 21 years, Linen Weaver, Louise, 17 years, Wonder In Mill, Julia, 15 years, Winder In Mill, and three brothers, George, 13 years, William, 7 years, Frederick, 4 years


The 1911 Ireland Census has Thomas family living at 111 Northumberland Street, Shankill Road, Belfast


Thomas joined the Irish Guards.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Force to France on the 13th August 1914.

Thomas was a Private in 1st Battalion Irish Guards when he was Killed In Action on the 6th November 1914 aged 23 years


Thomas Soldiers Effects were left to his father.

A Pension Application Form shows his father as claimant.

Dependant Pension Application Forms show his father as claimant also.


See his brother also: 3644 Private Frederick Fenning 2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


Thomas received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914 Star.


He is Remembered at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

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