One Man's Story

WW1 - 100 years

Sent in by Gary Foulger

Today it is 100 years since the end of WW1. Many of us will have family stories about our dads and granddads who served and possibly died in the first world war. This is just one man's story.

Gary Foulger has sent in the following in remembrance of his grandfather, Albert Edward Foulger. 

Albert was born in 1896 at Church Street, Pimlico. He joined the 4th (City of London) Battalion London regiment (Royal Fusiliers) in 1914, he was aged just 18. He was injured in 1916 but made it home. Following his injury he was invalided out. (see certificate below) He also took part in the peace parades in 1919. 

He served in WW2 (LDV or Home Guard) and he can be seen in the photo at the bottom, he is second from the left, where his unit is doing a display for the king.

He died in 1948, just three years after the end of WW2 and as Gary pointed out - Weird to think he made it home, if he hadn’t my dad who was born 1921 would not have had me in 1958.

We will remember them.

Photo:One of the many WW1 memorials

One of the many WW1 memorials

G Foulger

Photo:Brass shell German trench art

Brass shell German trench art

G Foulger

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'One Man's Story' page

G Foulger

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'One Man's Story' page

G Foulger

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'One Man's Story' page

G Foulger

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'One Man's Story' page

G Foulger

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'One Man's Story' page

Photo:Albert's Medals

Albert's Medals

G Foulger

Photo:He served in WW2 (LDV or Home Guard) and he can be seen in the photo at the bottom, second from left, where his unit is doing a display for the king.

He served in WW2 (LDV or Home Guard) and he can be seen in the photo at the bottom, second from left, where his unit is doing a display for the king.

 

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