Algernon Esme Hal Fenning
1880 – 6th August 1915. York and Lancaster Regiment (6th Battalion)
Algernon Esme Hal Fenning was a former Manchester FC player and a member of the York and Lancaster Regiment’s 6th Battalion, wherein he served as acting Lieutenant Colonel. Fenning was born in Kensington in 1880, and had served in the army since the turn of the 20th Century. He was killed near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in 1915. The Imperial War Museum lists him as killed in action on the 6th August – the day of the Suvla Bay landing – but local news outlets of the day still reported him as “wounded” on the 6th September 1915.
Fenning is commemorated at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Panels 171-173.
Imperial War Museum
Manchester Evening News
World Rugby Museum