Arthur Patrick FOOTT


FOOTT, Arthur Patrick

Service Numbers: 2570, 2570A
Enlisted: 20 March 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: Dundoo Station via Thargomindah, Queensland, 29 March 1879
Home Town: Graceville, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Journalist
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 17 September 1917, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot I, Row Q, Grave 35
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Graceville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2570, Brisbane, Queensland
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2570, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2570, 4th Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
17 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2570A, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Third Ypres

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Key Photograph 1 Australian Pioneer Battalion, AIF - White square colour patch for 1 Australian Pioneer Battalion, AIF, with a purple square superimposed in the centre  - -Australian War Memorial  - RELAWM13307.141

Notes: Next of Kin was his wife Grace Olivia Foott of Graceville Queensland

His mother Mary Hannay Foott was an Australian poet best remembered for the poem Where the pelican builds.

Brigadier General Cecil Henry Foott CB,CMG, MID (7) Serbian Order of the White Eagle (4th class)Arhtur's only brother surviced the war and returned to Australia in 1919.

For further information search C H Foott on this site.

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