Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

Private J. Foulkes

Joseph Foulkes was born in 1879. He was the son of Thomas Foulkes, a Gamekeeper, and his wife, Mary Ann. The family lived at The Smithies, Haughton, Morville. Joseph and his brother, Thomas, also became gamekeepers and were still living with their parents in 1911.

Joseph served with the 6th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. He went to France with the battalion in July 1915. He was killed in action on 2nd October, 1915, a few days after the Battalion had seen action at the Battle of Loos. Joseph is buried in Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie.

Private Joseph Foulkes, 15131 KSLI, was awarded the Victory and British Medals and the 1915 Star.

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