John Fenwick was from Denmark. Fenwick arrived on the Gambia in 1852 aged 22 years. James Graham Smith’s reminiscences state that McGowan and Fenwick escaped from the Eureka Stockade and returned to their homes in Creswick. 
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
- Smith, J. Graham Reminiscences of the Ballarat Goldfields Pick Point Publishing, Ballarat, 2002.
- The Argus, 11 December 1854.
- Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.