Other names: James
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetGodstone, Surrey
Story: James Foot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 May 1890 the son of Erastus Foot and Amelia Foot (nee Foot). He lived most of his life apart from Military Service in and around Shaftesbury and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted prior to 1911 and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 248240) and was still in service at the time of the 1919 Absent Voters List. No other military information has been found in his case. Following his discharge the 1921 Census shows he was living in as an employee of a retired Indian Army Colonel and residing at Godstone Court, Godstone, Surrey. He later returned to the Shaftesbury area and married Elizabeth Victoria Lane at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Feb 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Breach Cottage, Breach Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Postman. He died in 1945 and was buried at Enmore Green on 10 Jan 1945. His brothers, Archie Job Foot and Albert Thomas Foot, also served in the conflict.