World War 1

Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1

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Thomas Percival Edward Fenwicke Clennell

Thomas Percival Edward

Fenwicke Clennell


Service Number:


Yeomanry, Lothians & Border Horse



Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Service History:
Fenwicke Clennell joined the Lothian & Border Horse Yeomanry, a cavalry regiment, two squadrons of which left France in November 1916, for the Salonika area of Northern Greece. They were engaged in patrolling & reconnaissance, besides periods of static, defensive warfare. From November 1917 until the collapse of the opposing Bulgarian Army in Autumn 1918 they took part in attacks & 'Raiding'.

It was during this period that Captain Fenwicke Clennell died. He lies alongside nearly 2,000 others who died in the Salonika theatre of war.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; Page 15)

Born in August 1886, at Cockerton, County Durham, the first son of Thomas Clennell Fenwick Clennell, J.P., D.L., of Harbottle Castle, Rothbury, Northumberland, by his late wife, Helen Maud Amy (née Cheese; of Haughton-le-Skerne, both places now suburbs of Darlington, County Durham).

Thomas Snr. was born about 1858 at Aycliffe, County Durham. The 1891 Census records them as also having two daughters, Constance M. (b. 1884) & Frances Amy (b. 1885).

The family was established at Harbottle Castle by 1901, with the addition of Fenwicke Clennell's two brothers, George & Christopher, both born at Alwinton, Northumberland.

In the 1911 Census, Fenwicke Clennell, 24, was single & described as being of Private Means. He shared lodgings with several other young men in the home of Miss Robson, of Gowan Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
(Source: 'The Valley Remembers'; Edited by Sandy Hunter; Upper Coquetdale WW1 Project; 2014; Page 15)

N.B. The spelling of Fenwicke Clennell varies depending on source, with or without an 'e' at the end of Fenwicke & with one or two 'l's' at the end of Clennell.

Local Memorial:
Alwinton, St. Michael & All Angels' Church (Source: