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Name:
Albert Foott
Casualty No.:
Initials:
A
Service No.:
36981
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Stainton
Age at Death:
38
Ranks:
Private
Unit:
East Yorkshire Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
High Startforth
Civilian Employment:
Coach Builder
Cause of Death:
Chest wounds
Date of Death:
2-January-1918
Place of Death:
German Military Hospital
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Startforth Roll of Honour
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

Son of Joseph and Mary Foott of Victoria Terrace.

Husband of Sarah Foott of 19 Victoria Terrace. They had four children

Notes:

Prior to the war Albert was a co-owner of Addison and Foott Coachbuilders, situated on The Bank. 

Teedale Mercury 08.05.1918: Local and Other Notes 

Teedale Mercury 12.06.1918: Local and Other Notes Column 2 

Private A Foott, Barnard Castle, missing (Coach builder).

Teesdale Mercury 31.07.1918: Barnard Castle County Court

Albert Foott, coachbuilder, who is reported as missing, sued David Jones, labourer, Thorngate, for 12s 6d, which represented 25 loads of sand at sixpence per load, which the defendant had taken from the bed at the foreshore of the Thorngate' mill, owned by the plaintiff, who was represented by Mrs Mand Foott, his wife. See article for full details.

Teesdale Mercury 20.11.1918: Local and Other Notes

Mrs Foott is notified of Albert's death.

Teesdale Mercury 04.12.1918 Births, Marriages and Deaths: 

Return thanks from Mrs Foott. 

The family's records suggest that Albert joined his Battalion in the winter of 1917 and took part in the Battle of St Quentin on 21st - 22nd March 1918, following on a few days later to the Battle of Bapaume. He died of wounds to the chest in a German Military hospital in April.  [The family mention that more information was attached to their e-mail but this is missing from the file.]

 

 

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Sources:
First Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Private Individual; Teesdale Mercury; ; Last Name: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Startforth Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. EP/Star 14/15) Parts 2- 5; Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual; Service: St Mary's data; Private Individual ; Ranks: St Mary's data; Private Individual ; Service Number: Private Individual ; Unit: Private Individual ; Date of Birth: St Mary's data; Place of Birth: No source given; Home Address: The Bowes Museum Roll of Honour (TBM/7/1/12); Civilian Employment: Teesdale Mercury 08.05.1918 - Page 3: Column 1; Private Individual; Cause of Death: St Mary's data; Private Individual; Age at Death: Private Individual ; Date of Death Day: Private Individual; Date of Death Month: Private Individual ; Date of Death Year: Private Idividual; Buried: Private Individual ; Family Details: Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual ; Notes: Teesdale Mercury; Private Individual; Local Memorials: Startforth Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. EP/Star 14/15) Parts 2- 5; ; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914;