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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Farnsfield Nottinghamshire
John Fogg was born in 1893 at Quaker Lane, Farnsfield, and was the son of the late joseph and and Louise Fogg née Bentley of Farnsfield. His father Joseph was born in 1844 at Nottingham; he died in 1914 aged 68 yrs. His mother Louisa Bentley was born in 1847 at Newark and died in 1897 aged 50 yrs. They were married in 1867; the marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district. They had the following children, Joseph b1872 Newark, Emma b1875, Henry b1876 George b1879, William b1879, Moses b1883, Sarah b1884 and John b1893. In the 1911 census the family was living at Farnsfield and shown as Joseph 67 yrs widowed, a besom maker, youngest son John 18 yrs also a besom maker and his married son Henry 34 yrs a chimney sweep and his family: wife Edith 32 yrs and children Hilda 11 yrs, Jack 8 yrs, Louisa May 6 yrs and Harry 2 years. John married Elizabeth MacDonald (born 18th May 1893) in 1915; their marriage was recorded in the Southwell Registration district. Elizabeth brought a child to the marriage, Frederick Arthur MacDonald born 23rd October 1914 (John's pension cards states this child was born before they married). They lived at 3 St Mary's Terrace Parliament Street, Newark. Following his death his widow Elizabeth was awarded a pension of 15 shillings a week to commence on 1st January 1917.
He was a besom maker
20 Jun 1916
23
196787 - CWGC Website
1371
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private John Fogg enlisted at Fansfield on 2nd February 1912. He served with 'B' Company the 1/8th battalion Sherwood Foresters. Embodied for war on the 5th August 1914, he went to France 2nd March 1915 and suffered gunshot wounds to his right knee three months later on 15th June 1915 but returned to duty on 17th June 1915. He was gassed and admitted to no 2 General Hospital at Le Harve on 15th October 1915 but was able to return to duty on 26th October 1915. John was killed by a shell on 20th June 1916, aged 23, two days after the battalion had moved up to the trenches at Foncquevillers before the Battle of Gommecourt. Four other members of his battalion, Privates Bingley, Pulford, Tyers and Stout, died in the same incident and were buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France, in graves I.F.29-I.F.33. (John - Plot 1. Row F. Grave 31)
aka Frogg
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Fogg - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle