Reginald Robert Foot headstone

Reginald Robert Foot

Surname: Foot
Other names: Reginald Robert
Other people in this story:
Robert Foot
Annie Millicent Foot nee Gould
Locations in this story:
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Limerick Military Hospital, Ireland
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Dorset
France & Flanders

Reginald Robert Foot was born in 1888 in Shaftesbury and baptised in St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Dorset, on 10th January, 1888. He was the son of Robert Foot, a tailor, and Annie Millicent Foot (nee Gould). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a carpenter and living at 42 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Service No. 39652) on 11th December, 1915 and put on Reserve. He was mobilized on 1st May, 1916, and posted to the 49th Battalion on 29th June, 1916, where he saw service in France & Flanders and later with the 3rd Battalion in Ireland. He was selected as a potential instructor on 2nd September, 1918, and promoted to Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 7th February 1919, whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion, of influenza and pneumonia at Limerick Military Hospital, Ireland, and was eventually buried south of the church in Holy Trinity Churchyard. He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury .  

  • Park Walk War Memorial 3
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives