Richard FOGGO


FOGGO, Richard

Service Numbers: 2810 , 2810, 2810B
Enlisted: 11 March 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Portobello, Scotland, 4 May 1888
Home Town: Swan Reach, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 July 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Plot V, Row D, Grave 18 INSCRIPTION GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS , Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Longuenesse, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Swan Reach War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810 , Adelaide, South Australia
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Adelaide
15 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Infantry Battalion
25 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810B, 12th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front", GSW (chest and thigh)
30 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2810B, 12th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 23  years

Son of Robert and Marion Foggo; husband of Elizabeth Bustead (nee Benn) Foggo of Swan Reach, South Australia; father of Elizabeth McIntyre Foggo

5 December 1914 - married Elizabeth at the residence of Charles Eglington of Swan Reach SA

5 March 1917 - to hospital with Bronchitis

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served 5 years in the Territorials in Scotland

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 31 and the eldest  son of Robert and Marion Foggo nee Thomson; husband of Elizabeth B. Foggo, of Swan Reach, Murray River, South Australia.

He is honoured on the stained glass window in West Church, Dalkeith