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Forename(s): John William
Place of Birth: Firbank, Westmorland
Service No: 41852
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'B' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 21st Division
Date of Death: 1917-04-11
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: A. 16.
CWGC Cemetery: COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SEDBERGH, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: VALE OF LUNE, YORKSHIRE
John William Foster was the son of William and Betsy Foster, née Cummings. William was born at Howgill near Sedbergh, Yorkshire and Betsy at New Hutton, Westmorland.
1891 Firbank, Westmorland Census: Goodies - John W. Foster, aged 11 months, born Firbank, son of Betsey Foster, widow.
1901 Marthwaite, Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Lane Ends - John W. Foster, aged 10 years, born Firbank, Westmorland, son of Betsy Foster, widow.
1911 Milnthorpe, Westmorland Census: Viver - John William Foster, aged 20 years, born Firbank, Westmorland. [John was employed by his uncle, Alfred William Cummings, Butcher.]
John was married to Elizabeth Ann Frear in 1914.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John W. Foster, 41852, Yorkshire Regiment.
For additional information see: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (ISBN 978-0-9564303-2-8).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 21st Division
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