FOULKES Claude

Claude FOULKES

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ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES

Claude (spelt Claud on the village war memorial) served in the 8th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).  The UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 records Claude’s birth place as Queensbury, Yorks and this is also his place of enlistment.  The Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects, 1901-1929 shows that a Ms. Margaret Waterhouse was authorized to receive Claude’s effects.

On the 1911 census Margaret Waterhouse was living with her husband Sam and their six children at 8 Oakley Street, Queensbury.  Their eldest child, aged 15 was Claude Waterhouse, he was a spinner, mohair/alpaca.

Sam and Margaret married on 10th July 1895, Margaret aged 23 at the time of marriage and from Mountain, Thornton had the maiden name of Foulkes.

Claude was killed in action on the 27th September 1918 and is buried at ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES (I. B. 38), he was aged 22.