St. James, Shaftesbury 4

Stanley Charles Foote

Surname: Foote
Other names: Stanley Charles
Other people in this story:
Absolem Foote
Matilda Foote
Ethel Foote née Walsh
Locations in this story:
St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Hampstead, London
Paddington, London

Stanley Charles Foote was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1893 but not baptised until 14th March 1895 at St. James Church, the son of Absolem and Matilda Foote.   By 1911 the family were living at 42 St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Stanley enlisted on 8th September 1914 and joined the Royal Engineers eventually rising to the rank of 2/Corporal (Service No. 48668).   Whilst serving in France from 27 Jul 1915 with the 2nd Company of the 24th Battalion he received serious gun shot wounds to the left thigh and was in the Field Hospital on 2nd July 1916.  He was transferred to the 20th General Hospital, Newark, Nottinghamshire, on 9th July 1916.  He eventually returned to his unit on 5th September 1916.  He was reported in dispatches on the 1st July 1916 for gallantry and good conduct in the field plus devotion to duty.  Regrettably nothing appeared to come out of this and even on his medal roll there is a query "why no award?".  On his return to England he was employed as a Printing Office Clerk until his demobilization on 1st March 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1915 Star.  The 1921 Census shows he was living at 116 Fernhead Road, Paddington, London, working as a Printer and Compositor. He married Ethel Walsh on 9th June 1923 in Hampstead, London, and they went on to have two children.  Regrettably Stanley died in 1928 aged only 34 years and was buried in Hendon Cemetery on 3 Oct 1928.


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