Lest We Forget
|Date of Death:||Monday, 16th August 1915|
|Rank:||Acting Lance Corporal|
|Cause of death:||Killed in action|
|Theatre of War:||Gallipoli|
|Buried/Commemorated:||Helles Memorial, Turkey|
|Grave/Memorial Details:||Panel 54 and 218|
|National Roll Information:||
[From National Roll of the Great War Section XII - Bedford & Northampton]FOLKES, F.J., Private, 1/5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
Volunteering in September 1914, he was immediately drafted to France, where he took part in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Aisne, Hill 60 and Ypres. He was then transferred to the Dardanelles, and was present during the Landing at Sulva Bay, where he was unfortunately killed in action on August 6th, 1915, [this is inaccurate should be 16th] and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."
Tags End, Wootton, Bedford. - Z2178/A.
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