Young Foulds

Private Young Foulds was born in 1891, the son of Charles and Mary Hannah Foulds and husband of Susan Haigh Fielden. Young was a wholesale baker alongside his father, with a successful business at 2, Stones Terrace in Walsden. On 4th December 1915 he enlisted with the Grenadier Guards and served throughout the rest of the war. He was discharged on 27th November 1918 suffering from a skin complaint he attributed to iodine poisoning after having the iodine applied to an open wound. The problem continued throughout the rest of his working life as the flour caused irritation and he often had to cover his hands. He died in 1948. The photo and details were kindly provided by his granddaughter Janet Beardwood.

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