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Pte Allan Fenton


Pte Allan FENTON died as a result of injuries received in a motor accident near Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada in a vehicle driven by a Canadian Soldier; the driver lost control of the car on the highway and hit a telegraph pole. The other passenger, another DERR soldier seeing what was about to happen opened the door and jumped out receiving minor injuries. The driver lost both legs. Alan was badly injured, but because of breathing problems died on route to hospital. Alan was serving in the 1st Battalion DERR while they were engaged on Exercise Pond Jump 1 He is believed to have come from Liverpool and prior to serving in the DERR had previously served in another Wessex Brigade Regiment (Possibly Devon’s or Gloster’s)

He was returned to England and buried with honours at Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire.

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