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Lance Corporal Herbert Foxton


Born. 1893, Leeds.

Killed in Action. 31st July 1917.

Lance Corporal Herbert Foxton was the son of Richard a farmer and horse dealer and Emily Foxton of Dringhouses, York. Herbert had three sisters Hilda, Emily and Rose- Eliza and two brothers Richard and Stanley. Herbert was a member of his uncles Braid Manufacturing company, Foxton Bros and Co of Town Street Mills, Armley, Leeds.

Herbert enlisted in the Leeds Pals Battalion 9 Section, 11 Platoon, C Company as a Machine Gunner in September 1914. After some time he was transferred to the 2nd West Yorks Battalion and would never see his fellow Pals again, as he was killed with the 2nd Battalion West Yorks Regiment on the 31st July 1917. His Brother Richard served with the Green Howards, Yorkshire Regiment and survived the war.

He is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial in Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 21, on the Dringhouses War Memorial and in the Kings Book.

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