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Harry Foster was the only child of William Foster and Mary Jane Wilson Butterworth who married at Nottingham in 1882. They lived at: 93 Norton Street, Radford [C.1891]; 17 Garfield Road, Radford [C.1901 & N.E.P 12.12.1917]. William Foster, who worked as a tailor, may have died at Nottingham, in 1917, when he would have been 62. Mary Jane Foster died, aged 68 in 1926, when she was still living at 17 Garfield Road.
Pte. Foster worked as an accounts clerk (1901), book keeper for a saddlery (1911)
26 Oct 1917
1632275 - CWGC Website
206th Coy Machine Gun Corps
Pte. Foster enlisted at Derby; initially served with the Sherwood Foresters [Service No.61452]. He was killed in action and as his body was not recovered his name was commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 2 November 1917: 'Foster. Killed in action October 26th 1917, Private Harry Foster, Machine Gun Corps, Garfield Road. Mrs Newman and family.' Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 12 December 1917: 'Foster. Killed in action October 26th, Private Harry Foster, 17 Garfield Road. Mother.' Nottingham Evening Post, Saturday 3 November 1917: ‘Foster. Killed October 26th 1917, Pte Harry Foster, MGC, Garfield-road. One of the best, From Wes. Newman and family.’
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