Ware Richard Fenwick Major 1738
Name Ware Richard Fenwick
Army number 1738
Decorations (WW 1) British War Medal, Victory Medal, M.C. India Medal and Clasp. M.i.D. February 1942. p.s.cf.
Date of birth 3/1/1899 at York. Baptised 2/4/1899 at Caundle-Bishop, Dorset.
Age 88 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry - commissioned as a 2/Lt 27/10/1916. Served France and Belgium 15/4/1918 to 11/11/1918. ADC to Commander Allied Corps, Turkey-in-Europe 7/2/1920 to 30/10/1920. Posted to 2nd Battalion DLI. Served North West Frontier of India 1930-31. Brigade Major - Northern Command 1/4/1935 to 2/5/1937. Seconded to Staff as Air Staff Officer (GSO 3) 17/5/1937 to 30/6/1939. Posted 2nd Bn Home Service Details ITC 10/10/1939. Served B.E.F. HQ 1939. Posted to command 11th Bn DLI 30/6/1940. Served Iceland. Posted Northern Command as GSO1 4/3/1942. Posted to command 16th Bn DLI 1/6/1942 to 10/3/1943. Infantry Base Depot 11/3/1943. Posted N Africa.
Company/Battery 11th Battalion - Battalion HQ.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Commanding Officer.
Joined Brigade 30-Jun-40
Promotions Lieutenant 27/4/1918. Acting Captain 27/1/1919 to 15/3/1919. Captain 28/6/1930. Major 27/7/1938, Acting Lt Colonel 30/6/1940 to 29/9/1940. Temporary Lt Colonel 30/9/1940. Brigadier.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Died 29/11/1987. Buried Wolvercotes Cemetery, 4/12/1987, plot H2 95. His widow was subsequently buried in the same grave on 27/4/2000.
Home address Father - Francis Ware, mother - Gertrude Agnes Hopkins. Married Evereld Margaret Josephine Jaqueline Edwardes at St George's, Hanover Square, London in 1929. Served as Editor of "The Bugle" - DLI Regimental Journal in 1930's.
Source table 11DLI