Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium - Rededication Service

A rededication ceremony was held for Private Frederick Foskett at 11am on 2 May at the CWGC’s Prowse Point Military Cemetery.

 

Private Foskett was serving with 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers when he was killed on 18 October 1914. Sadly, his remains were not found after the war, but were discovered later alongside five other casualties. Despite research at the time they could not be identified, and all six were buried in 2015 as unknown soldiers. The Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre continued to investigate and have now been able to establish the identity of one of the men as Private Foskett.

 

CWGC will mark his grave with a new headstone bearing his name and a personal inscription chosen by his family.

 

The service has been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, Ministry of Defence and attended by family members, British Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries.

 

Private FOSKETT, FREDERICK

Service Number 824

Died 18/10/1914  Aged 27

2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers

Son of Charles and Mary Foskett, of 406, Long Lane, East Finchley, London.

III. D. 15.

 

Inscription: THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD I SHALL NOT WANT HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES

 

Previously mentioned on the Ploegsteert Memorial

 

Prowse Point Reded Order of Service
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