Other names: Ernest John
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersGordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, FranceSalisbury Street, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: Ernest John Foot was born on 9th June, 1892 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 10th July, 1892. He was the son of William Foot, a postman, and Sarah Emily Foot (nee Hoskings). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a cabinet maker and living at 50 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Gunner in the Royal Field Artillery (Service No. 238241). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 27th August 1918 whilst serving with 'B' Battery, 122nd Brigade, RFA, and was buried at Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France (grave id. V.A.8). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.