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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
Person Details
Worksop
Tom Foulds was the first child of Edward James and Mary Foulds. He was born in Worksop in 1886. By 1891, Tom had a brother and a sister, all living at 34 Church Walk, Worksop. Ten years later, the family had now changed residence to 63 Sandy Lane where Tom was a working as a labourer. It was another 10 years before Tom married. It was to Lillie Draper at Worksop in early 1911where the couple resided at 54 Sandy Lane. Their marriage followed with 2 children, George in 1912 and Dorothy in 1915. As Tom was killed in the war, his wife was awarded with a widows pension of 18/6 a week for her and her 2 children. In 1920 she remarried to Henry Welton.
23 Aug 1916
30
180436 - CWGC Website
20634
Private
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Tom Foulds described himself as a joiner by trade, age 29, living at 54 Sandy Lane and previously having served with the Notts and Derby’s (territorial). He enlisted at Worksop on the 5th Dec 1914 and went to France 4th January 1915. Pte Tom Foulds Worksop Guardian 8 September 1916 Tom Foulds, the eldest of three brothers who have answered to the Country’s call has been killed in action bravely doing his duty against the enemy in Northern France. Official intimation has been received this week by his wife, Mrs Lillie Foulds, Sandy Lane, who with two children mourn the loss of a Gallant husband and good father. The message states that he was killed in action on August 23rd. Some further information is given in a letter from Lieut: Fellowes, addressed to deceased brother, Sergt: Edward Foulds, enclosing a letter which Pte Foulds appears to have written on the morning of the day he was killed. “I am quite well” he tells his brother, and he asks to send him some tobacco. In his letter, Lieut:, Fellows says:- “ I am sorry to say your brother has been killed. He died instantaneously, and suffered no pain. He was buried this afternoon with the rites of the Church”.
Buried in the Knightsbridge Cemetery Mesnil-Martinsart, France. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
    Tom Foulds - photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian, courtesy of Robert Illett
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Tom Foulds in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme,France.
Courtesy of Kate Walsh
    Grave of Tom Foulds - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of Tom Foulds in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme,France. Courtesy of Kate Walsh