James Bell Foulis

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Cameron Highlanders, 5th Battalion
Foulis enlisted in the Cameron Highlanders as private S12238 and reached the rank of Corporal before being commissioned into the 5th Battalion of the same regiment on 16th May 1915.  This battalion was serving in the 26th Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division.  By December 1915 he was commanding a Company and as a result was promoted from Temporary Second Lieutenant to Temporary Captain. The battalion spent much of the first two weeks of the Battle of the Somme in reserve before going into action at Longueval and Waterlot Farm.   After a time away from the front the Division returned to the Somme in October and took part in the Battle of the Transloy Ridges.  At the time of his death Foulis was commanding ‘D’ Company.
4th April 1883, Glasgow
Death18th October 1916
Killed in action. He was shot in the head at the Battle of Warlencourt.
MemorialThiepval Memorial, Pier and Face 15 B.
Alexander Foulis (1844-1897) & Agnes S Bell (c1845-1920)
Writer [lawyer]
Bethea S (c1881-), William A (c1882-1927), Eupham A (c1889-)
Glasgow Academy University of Glasgow 1900-1905, BL 1905
Partner in John F Wilson and Foulis, writers, Glasgow
Woodside Place, Glasgow
26 Woodside Place, Glasgow
30 Hilllhead Street, Glasgow – James and his brother William were boarding with a family called Wright
30 Westbourne Gardens, Glasgow.
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Primus Lair 169/170
Scottish National War Memorial Royal Troon Golf Club War Memorial
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Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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