condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Percival Clennell Fenwick

Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Percival Clennell Fenwick. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 121994
Portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Percival Clennell Fenwick. Im … Read more


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Percival Clennell AWMM
  • Surname
    Fenwick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • N/N AWMM
    • 3/158A AWMM
    • 15/118 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    1870 AWMM LondonEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM 22 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Dr Samuel Fenwick (father), London, England AWMM
    • Mrs Ellen Nora Evelyn Fenwick (wife), 22 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 20 January 1900 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes

Last known rank

Contribute ›

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • He was in the first boats to land at Gallipoli

    Lieutenant Colonel Fenwick was the Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services Headquarters, New Zealand and Australia Division during World War I.

    Percival Fenwick married Ellen Mona Wright (her father was Fortunatus Evelyn Wright)

    Auckland Museum World War 1 "The First Anzac Day" display includes a quote by Lt. Col. Fenwick.

    Auckland Museum World War 1 "Anzac Cove" display. The display item is a model of Anzac Cove made by Colonel Fenwick and his staff namely Staff Sergeant Williams and E.J. Haynes who looked at sketches in Percival Fenwick's diary.

    Fenwick, Percival. Documents, 1899-1929. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 90/82. Includes a newspaper article about his dispatch case which he took to the Boer War and left behind in South Africa. Fiftysix years years later the case was returned to him.

    The Auckland War Memorial Museum includes Fenwick's album. Some images are included in Fenton, D., & Higgins, S. (2015). The Anzacs : an inside view of New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin. AWMM
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    6 July 1958 AWMM
    Age 87 AWMM
    ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Percival Clennell Fenwick by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Percival Clennell Fenwick

Leave a note

Contribute ›
  • I am a university student currently writing a paper about the experiences of Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the First World War. While researching, I came across your diary and was moved by your raw honesty about the hardships of war. May you find the peace that you so craved and receive the joy and love that you are so deserving of. Your words live on today and touch the lives of people like myself in a way that you could never have comprehended and I thank you for that. My love, respect and gratitude are with you always,
    Grace Cuddihy (Fremantle, Australia)
    Public - Grace - Researcher - 5 October 2017



Contribute ›
  • External links
  • Documents
    • Stowers, R. (2002). Rough Riders at War: history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902 and information on all members of the ten New Zealand contingents. Author: Hamilton, N.Z. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 226 AWMM
    • Fenwick, Percival Clennell. Anzac diary, 1915. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-1497. AWMM
      Provides a day to day account of action at Gallipoli from 24 April to 27 June 1915. AWMM
    • Fenwick, Percival. Documents, 1899 - 1929. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 90/82. AWMM
    • Fenwick, Percival Clennell. Fenwick Album. Auckland War Memorial Museum. Album 337. AWMM
    • Fenwick, P. (c2000). Gallipoli diary, 24 April to 27 June, 1915. Auckland, N.Z.: David Ling in association with Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Fenton, D., & Higgins, S. (2015). The Anzacs : an inside view of New Zealanders at Gallipoli. Auckland, New Zealand: Penguin. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


Command item
Command item
Add new record Refresh
05 October 2017GraceFremantle, AustraliaResearcher
26 July 2017MaxNew ZealandResearcher
The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.