Other names: Albert Thomas
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersPoole, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetSherborne, Dorset
Story: Albert Thomas Foot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1885 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 28 Feb 1886 the son of Erastus Foot and Amelia Foot. He lived his early life in Church Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Albert married Florence Louisa Stacey recorded at the Sherborne, Dorset, Registry in 1904. They went on to have at least 11 children. He had enlisted on 12 Sep 1912 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1674). He served in France & Flanders and later transferred to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service Nos. 6783 & 202880). He received wounds which resulted in a partial loss of function in his left arm for which he was discharged on pension on 16 Aug 1918 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 436190. He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Rural Postman. His death was registered at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1971.