Percy John Foyle

Surname: Foyle
Other names: Percy John
Other people in this story:
Charles Thomas Foyle
Annie Maria Foyle née Francis
Winifred May Foyle née Kick
Locations in this story:
Kington Magna, Dorset
Lower Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fewcott, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Percy John Foyle was born in Kington Magna, Dorset, on 28th September 1896, the son of Charles Thomas Foyle and Annie Maria Foyle (née Francis).  By 1901 he had moved with his family to Greens Farm, Lower Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 760).  He served in Egypt from 23 Apr 1915 and whilst there he transferred to the Corps of Hussars (Imperial Camel Corps) (Service No. 230159).  He was discharged on 21st April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He married Winifred May Kick in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registration area in 1921 and the Census shows he had moved in with his parents in law in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Cowman.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Fewcott, Bicester, Oxfordshire, and was a Foreman Concrete Worker.   His death was registered at the Oxford, Oxfordshire, Registry on 18th June 1969.


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