Ernest Foot

Ernest John Foot

Surname: Foot
Other names: Ernest John
Other people in this story:
Alfred Foot
Dinah Jane Foot nee Brockway
Alice Maria Foot née Rebbeck
Locations in this story:
Bakers Farm, Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Gumms Farm, Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey

Ernest John Foot was born in Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th October 1895, the son of Alfred Foot and Dinah Jane Foot (née Brockway).  He lived all his life in the Twyford, Shaftesbury, area except for his Military Service.    His father died in 1909 whilst farming at Bakers Farm, Twyford.    Ernest had enlisted as a Private with the 1/1st Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. H/230127).   This Battalion is known to have been in action at Gallipoli, Turkey.   He was discharged on 16 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  The 1921 Census shows him back at Bakers Farm living with his widowed mother assisting her in managing the farm.  He married Alice Maria Rebbeck at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10th December 1925.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Gumms Farm, Twyford, Shaftesbury, and was described as a Dairy Farmer as well as an ARP Warden.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1965.

  • Dorset Yeomanry Camp

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