Captain Algernon Foulkes ATTWOOD
4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Date of birth: 17 May 1880
Date of death: 14 September 1914
Fatally wounded in action aged 34
Algernon Foulkes was the only son of Llewellyn Carless Foulkes Attwood of Pandy co Monmouth, and of Llay, Gresford, co Denbigh, JP, and his wife, Rachel Edith, daughter of Arthur Alexander Corsellis, of Wandsworth, co Surrey.
Educated at Haileybury and Christ Church Oxford (1899), he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant (as a University candidate) in 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers on 4 May 1901; promoted Lieutenant 15 October 1904, and Captain 1 March 1912.
In the spring of 1914, after undergoing a course of instruction in aviation at Upavon, he was recommended for an appointment in the Royal Flying Corps, but rejoined his regiment on its mobilization in August of that year. This was one of the first units of the British Expeditionary Force to arrive on the Belgian frontier in that month. He took part in the Battle of Mons, the retreat to the Marne, and the subsequent advance to the Aisne.
On 14 September 1914 he was reported severely wounded and missing, and it was afterwards ascertained that at Vailly, near Soissons, at the Battle of the Aisne, while skilfully and gallantly withdrawing his men from an advanced position which could not be held, he was hit twice in rapid succession and fatally wounded. He died unmarried and was the only male of the last generation of the family of
Attwood, formerly of Hawne House, Corngreaves Hall, and The Leasowes, Worcestershire.
His name is recorded on the Memorial at La Fert sous Jouarre.