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A.F. Fenn


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The gentleman above, The Reverend A.F.Fenn, Chaplain to the Forces Fourth Class was Mentioned in Dispatches on 4th Jan 1917 in LG 29890 p 251. The NA has 2 documents for him, both referring to his MID. I cannot locate a MIC referring to other medals

My question is; would he have received a mention in FM Haig's dispatches if he did not serve overseas? Can I find out which unit he was chaplain to?

Any pointers happily received

Chris C

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In 1910 he seems to have been Curate of St. Augustine's, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire., and in Guist, Norfolk in 1913.

Perhaps, an Easterm Counties unit?

He seems to have an officer file at the NA : WO 374/23883 FENN, Revd A F 1916-1919

Steve.

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Mel and Steve - you are stars. Now why couldn't I find that MIC - DON'T ANSWER!! I'll have a look at that file when I go to Kew again.

Many thanks to you both.

Chris C

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Many thanks, Hywyn.

Chris C

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Hi Chris,

Having just found this post I rechecked my sources for Anthony Frederick Fenn to no avail. There is only Anthony Fourdrinier Fenn.

Whether they are one and the same I am unsure.

Doug

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Thanks Doug.

Chris C

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Cheers Mark

Chris C

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Reverend Anthony Fourdrinier FENN

Curate of Limehouse 1894-99

Curate of Witham 1899-1904

Curate of St Augustine's Wisbech 1904 - 06

Rector of Stibbard, Guist, Norfolk 1906-21

Rural Dean of Brisley 1909-20

Temporary Chaplain to the Forces 1916-19

Rector of Bintry with Themelthorpe from 1921 - ?

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Not specific to the Rev A F Fenn, but while the Army Chaplaincy experts are assembled, could I ask about the rank/class structure for chaplains - Temporary Chaplain to the Forces, 4th Class, sounds a fairly lowly classification for a padre who could be serving in the front line. How did the structure work?

Mick

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Reverend Anthony Fourdrinier FENN

Curate of Limehouse 1894-99

Curate of Witham 1899-1904

Curate of St Augustine's Wisbech 1904 - 06

Rector of Stibbard, Guist, Norfolk 1906-21

Rural Dean of Brisley 1909-20

Temporary Chaplain to the Forces 1916-19

Rector of Bintry with Themelthorpe from 1921 - ?

Thanks A

Chris C

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