Fotheringham, Peter Herbert


War Service:
Gunner Peter Herbert Fotheringham, “C” Battery, 282nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, died of wounds on the 4th October 1916, aged 23. After joining the army in December 1914, he arrived in France on the 5th October 1915.

On the 5th October 1917 two In Memoriam notices were published in the Kentish Mercury – “In memory of Gunner P. H. Fotheringham (Pete), killed in action in France, 4th October 1916. He was one of the best and will always be remembered by his fellow Athlonians” and “In loving memory of dear old Pete who gave his life on the Somme October 4th 1916. Affectionately remembered by all at 91 Broadfield-road. Greater love hath no man than this”

He is buried and remembered in Carnoy Military Cemetery, France.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the WW1 Roll of Honour in St Andrew's Church, Catford.

He was the eldest son of Peter and Margaret Fotheringham of 1 Minard Road, Catford. Prior to the war he worked for a newspaper as a publishing clerk,

Contributed By: Kevin Loughnane

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