Born at Cirencester [sic? Cheltenham?] c. 1833.
Heath Cottage, Cheltenham.
William Fenner, 8, and his sisters Sarah, 12, and Elizabeth, 6, were living with their parents William, 37, a Groom, and his wife Ann, 30.
[PB, Feb. 2014: In the 1881 Census, WF refers to his birthplace as "Tiverly". I have found only one or two C19 references to such a place, spelt as such, but there is an area of modern Cheltenham, off Suffolk Road, in which there is a Tivoli Street, Tivoli Road and a Tivoli Lane. Perhaps it was there?
According to www.fennerfamilytree.me.uk, WF was the son of William Fenner (born c. 1808 in Berkshire) and Ann Elizabeth Humphris, who married 29th December 1827 in Charlton Kings, Gloucs. Also that he married Eliza (born c. 1842, also in Tiverly) in September 1868 in Cheltenham. This could be followed up.]
Enlisted on the 8th of May 1854.
No other enlistment details are shown.
Joined the regiment in the Crimea on the 1st of August 1855.
Invalided to England from Scutari on the 24th of October 1855.
Discharged, "by purchase", from Aldershot on the 6th of June 1864. Payment of £10.
Served 10 years 1 month.
Conduct: "very good". In possesssion of two Good Conduct badges.
Entitled to the Crimean medal with clasp for Sebastopol.
Not recorded by Lummis and Wynn.
111, Belgrave Street, Ratcliffe, Stepney, London.
A man of this name was shown in the 1881 Census as a Gardener, aged 45, born at Tiverly, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with his wife Eliza, 39, also born at Tiverly.
William James Fenner, aged 52, December Quarter 1883, Stepney. [RM]
Census information for 1841 kindly provided by Chris Poole.