Albert Foster

Herefordshire Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 20 December 1879 in Bradford, Yorkshire and baptised on 22 February 1880 in Manningham Parish Church, Yorkshire.

Family: He was the youngest of eight children born to William Foster, an excavator, and his wife Mary Ann. He married Sarah Anne Malam in 1908 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and together they had one child, Caroline. Sarah Anne died in 1916. Albert married Millie Welford in 1919 in Sheffield; no children can be identified for this marriage.

Residence: At the time of his baptism, his family were living in Manningham, York, Yorkshire. In 1881 he lived at 20 Summer Street, Bradford; by 1891 the family had moved to Arthington Street, Manningham, Yorkshire. In 1901 he lived at 115 Hollings Road, Bradford. In 1916, when he enlisted, his address was 13 Yardington, Whitchurch (the home of his mother-in-law); when he was discharged in 1917 his address was in Walkley, Sheffield, Yorkshire and in 1939 he lived at 21 Woolnough Avenue, York.

Employment: He was a stonemason until at least 1939.

Died: In 1941 in York, aged 61.

Military Details

Regiment: Herefordshire Regiment

Rank: Private

Service Number: 5605

Date of Enlistment: 2 October 1916

Date of Discharge: 22 November 1917

Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for war service

Medals and Awards

Medals unlikely to have been awarded as he did not see war service.

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