LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Vivian Neville FENTON MID

Service No: 5859
Born: New Norfolk TAS, 27 July 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 10 January 1940 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 5 Medical Receiving Station, Labuan
Awarded the Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
Died: Ground Operations, Labuan, 26 June 1945, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Gordon and Doris Matilda Fenton; husband of Rita Hilda Fenton, of Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At about 1100 hours on 26 June 1945, Sergeant Fenton, a General Hand, was shot by a Japanese sniper at Labuan, Borneo, and killed. Sergeant Fenton was a member of a party in search of timber for the building of hospital wards on the west side of the airstrip.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/13/497