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16 Sep 1900
Carbrook, Yorkshire
He was the son of Henry Samuel a general labourer/colliery blacksmith and Sarah Emma Foster and the brother of John Henry (killed in action 23/10/1918) and Walter Stanley Foster. In 1901, the family lived at Attercliffe, Sheffield but by 1911, had moved to Albert Avenue, Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire. Henry Samuel Foster died in 1946 and Sarah Emma in 1948. They are both buried in the family plot at St Mary’s along with Jesse.
27 Dec 1917
17
R/5047
Dixie Street, Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire
Ordinary Seaman
Jesse Foster was placed in the Army Reserve 16/9/1916 and transferred to the RNVR for the Royal Naval Division 11/7/1917. After mobilisation, he was posted to the 4th Reserve Battalion 13/7/1917. He had lied about his date of birth (citing 16/9/1898 upon enlistment). He was sent home and demobilised 13/12/1917 after his mis-statement was discovered. He died of pneumonia two weeks later. (Source Jesse Foster's RND record TNA ADM 339/1/1/13077)
He is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Westwood Research by Peter Gillings has established that the link between J Foster and the Suffolk Regiment on St Mary's Church memorial is incorrect.
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