Other names: Archie Job
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireSt. Pancras, MiddlesexFrance & FlandersCardiff, WalesWarminster, Wiltshire
Story: Archie Job Foot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6 Aug 1881 and baptised at St. James Church on 2 Sep 1881 the son of Erasmus Foot and Amelia Foot (nee Foot). (NB the name is frequently changed from Foote to Foot in the records.) He spent some of his early life in Shaftesbury and at other times lived with relatives in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. By 1901 he was boarding in St. Pancras, Middlesex, working as an Engine Cleaner for the Great Western Railway (GWR) and by 1911 he had moved to Cardiff, Wales, having progressed to being a Locomotive Fireman. He enlisted on 10 Sep 1914 and joined the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. M2/9496). He was attached to the Motor Transport Division and served for a time in France and Flanders with the 3rd Company. He had sustained a neck injury at one time for which a pension claim was made but rejected. He was finally discharged on 12 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He had married Lucy M. Clarke in Cardiff during 1914 and they set up home at 83 Crwys Road, Cardiff, Wales. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still at the Cardiff address and working as a Locomotive Driver on the GWR. His death was recorded in Warminster, Wiltshire, during 1960. His brothers, Albert Thomas Foot and James Foot, also served in the conflict.