John Henry Foster

Welsh Regiment

Personal Details

Born: 8 September 1896 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 16 August 1897 at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the third of four children born to Thomas Foster, an agricultural labourer and his wife Martha. He married Frances Martha Dodd in 1917 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The couple had five children, John Thomas, Frances Mary, Elsie M, Stanley H and Harry. Sadly Harry died before reaching his first birthday.

Residence: At the time of his baptism in 1897 his family were living at Hollyhurst, near Whitchurch. By 1901 their address was Black Park, Whitchurch. In 1911 the family had moved to 18 Grindley Brook, Whitchurch. On his Attestation in 1915 he gave his address as Alkington Grange, Alkington, Whitchurch. He also gave the address of his next of kin as 10 St. John`s Street, Whitchurch. This was his home at the time of his death in April 1939.

Employment: In 1915 was an agricultural labourer.

Died: In 1939 in Whitchurch and buried in Whitchurch Cemetery on 29 April 1939, aged 42.

Military Details

Regiment: Welsh Regiment  

Rank: Private

Service Number: 35502

Date of Enlistment: 12 December 1915

Date of Discharge: 3 July 1916

Reason for Discharge: Unlikely to become an efficient soldier, medical reasons

Medals and Awards

Not known


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