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Thomas Holt Fogg

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Fogg

Thomas Holt

 

Lt

288th Army Troops Coy Royal Engineers

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

 

35

   

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

26/03/1918

Somme

 

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Heath Cemetery

I,E,4

France

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Mrs Agnes Fogg (Mother)

"Heath Bank", Palermo Rd

Babbacombe,Torquay

Notes

288th Army Troops Coy, RE

Son of Mrs. Agnes Fogg, of "Heath Bank," Palermo Rd., Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon.

Lieut TH Fogg killed in action.

Intelligence reached Chippenham on Sunday morning that Lt Fogg RE was killed in action on March 25th. He was killed by shrapnel, a shell bursting over his trench. He was taken unconscious to the rear and expired on the stretcher within a quarter of an hour after receiving his fatal wound. His remains were interred in the little village of Vacliere

Mr Fogg during his residence in Chippenham lived at the house of Mrs Moore in Tugela Terrace and it was a grief to her and members of her family to receive the news from the deceased widowed mother who resides at Babacombe, Torquay. Mrs Fogg intimated that she had received very kind letters from the commanding officer and other officers of the regiment who stated that everyone who knew the deceased would expect that he was popular with is fellow officers and with the men under his command and that they deplored his loss.

Lt Fogg whose office was in the Market Place was an architect and surveyor and acted as agent for Mrs Lysely of Pewsham, he voluntarily gave up all three years ago to respond to his country's call. In the past two years he had seen much service and in November last the back of his hand was severely injured while at work at a gun. He returned to England to attend the funeral of his father and while on leave the injury to his hand received special treatment. He was welcomed by his numerous friends in Chippenham which he left on New Year's Day to rejoin his regiment.

Lt Fogg who was 35 years of age came to Chippenham about seven years ago as a successor to the late Mr Thomas Holloway and his professionals skill, his kindly and courteous disposition, his upright conduct, his desire to help towards every object for the benefit of the town soon gained the goodwill of all fellow citizens and opened out for him the promise a successful career. In all local affairs, he took great interest. As a member of the town council, his technical knowledge was valuable. His musical abilities were above average, he had a fine baritone and for any deserving object or at a social function, his services were freely given. He was a member of the Musical Society and at the performances of the Amateur Dramatics and Operatic Society of which he was one of the founders he displayed considerable ability. He was a prominent member of the Swimming Club and delighted in teaching boys the art of swimming. He was a staunch member of the Sports Club for which for some time he discharged the duties of hon. Secretary, with the racquet and bat he was a skilful player. At the Technical School Sports his services as an official were much appreciated. In politics, he was a Conservative and in religion a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church during his seven years in Chippenham, was choirmaster and during his leadership, the music of the services was greatly improved.

Devizes and Wilts Gazette 11/4/18

The Late Lt TH Fogg

A low mass requiem was celebrated at St Mary's RC Church this (Thursday) morning for the late Lt TH Fogg who death was referred to in our last issue. The which was attended by the Mayor and Corporation was conducted by Father Judge who asked the prayers of the congregation for the repose of the soul of their dead brother who had during the seven years he was choirmaster done so much to enhance the beauty of the musical portion of the services. The service was most impressive and at the close the organist (Mr A Stone) played the Dead March (Chopin)

Devizes and Wilts Gazette 18/4/18

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Chippenham Town War Memorial

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St Paul’s Church

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Causeway Methodist Church
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Last updated - 03/11/2010

 

 


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