Albert Foskett was the son of Albert Foskett of 9 Cobham Road, Halesowen. He enlisted in the Tank Corps which expanded hugely during 1917. Its first real test came in November 1917 when 381 tanks were deployed, together with 1,000 guns and over 50,000 infantry in the combined operation at Cambrai. The battle opened on the 20th November and considerable territory was gained. Many tanks, however, were destroyed by German artillery fire and it was difficult for the crews to escape. Private Foskett was in the 15th Company of E Battalion and was killed in action on the first day. He was 24 years of age and is buried at Ribécourt Cemetery (Sp Memorial A 38) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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