Hubert Fitzwilliam Foljambe

Hubert Fitzwilliam Foljambe

Title: Hubert Fitzwilliam Foljambe
Description: By kind permission of Anne Bewicke-Copley by-nc

Hubert Foljambe was born in London in 1873. Educated at Eton, Hubert was a career soldier and served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps throughout the Boer War. He married Gladys Bewicke-Copley, the daughter of the head of Sprotbrough Hall, in Doncaster in 1909. Their son, John Savile Foljambe was born in 1911. Major Foljambe went out with the first Expeditionary Force in August 1914 and was involved in the heavy fighting early in the war, including the retreat from Mons. He was killed in action on the 14 September 1914 during the First Battle of the Aisne. Hubert is remembered at the La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial located at Seine-et-Marne, France. The Memorial commemorates 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September, and October 1914 and have no known grave.

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