Christopher James Foot

Surname: Foot
Other names: Christopher James
Other people in this story:
William Foot
Catherine Woodmason Foot (nee Brickwood)
Amy Guy
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire,
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Blandford, Dorset
Stennack, Cambourne, Cornwall
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Christopher James Foot was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 6 May 1891 and baptised there on 13 Jun 1891 the son of William Foot and Catherine Woodmason Foot (nee Brickwood).  He lived his early life at Ferne Park, which is between Berwick St. John and Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.  By 1911 he was living at Luke Street, Berwick St. John, working as a Domestic Gardener.  He enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 10979).   He served in France and Flanders from 4 Jan 1915 with the 1st Battalion.  He had sustained damage to his right knee and had also had some mental problems which resulted in him being discharged as no longer physically fit for service on 16 Mar 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 39163.  He appears to have also received a pension for life as well as being further awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star.  His marriage to Amy Guy was registered in Blandford, Dorset, during 1936.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Anchorage, Stennack, Camborne, Cornwall, working as a Gardener.  His death was registered in Bournemouth, Hampshire, during 1972.


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