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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of William Foster at Essex Farm Cemetery.  Photograph courtesy of John Morse who visited the grave and laid a wreath.
Person Details
Nottingham
He was the son of William and Florence Foster and the brother of Ada, Lizzie, Annie, Jack and Polly Foster. They lived at 25 Norland Road, Hungerhill Road, St Ann's, Nottingham. At the time of William's death his parents were living at 40 Cathcart Street, Nottingham.
He was a fitter.
17 Jul 1917
20
159330 - CWGC Website
18271
Enlisted Nottingham
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
William served in the 9th Bn Sherwood Foresters. He was killed in action on 17 July 1917 and is buried in Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium (grave ref. I.P.2).
Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 1 September 1917: ‘Foster. Killed in action, July 17th, aged 21, the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Foster, 40, Cathcart-street. From mother, father, brothers and sisters.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of William Foster at Essex Farm Cemetery.  Photograph courtesy of John Morse who visited the grave and laid a wreath.
    William Foster - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking the grave of William Foster at Essex Farm Cemetery. Photograph courtesy of John Morse who visited the grave and laid a wreath.