James Henry Foster

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details Born: 8 August 1897 in Whitchurch, Shropshire. Family: He was the fourth of five children born to Alfred Foster, a farm labourer, and his wife Elizabeth Ellen. He married Dorothy M Preece in 1925 in Whitchurch and together …


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 …


Albert Foster

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 …


Campaign Medals 3

The 1914 Star (also known as ‘Pip’) was authorised under Special Army Order no. 350 in November 1917 and by an Admiralty Fleet Order in 1918, for award to officers and men of the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces who …


Nantwich Guardian 29 November 1918

Report in the Nantwich Guardian 29th November 1918 regarding the death of Alfred Foster “Mr. and Mrs. J. Foster of Hollyhurst, have been officially informed that their son, Alfred, was killed in action on October 30th. Private Foster enlisted in …


Alfred Foster

The Great War History Hub Whitchurch, shropshire - War dead missing image

Born in Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire in 1887, the second son of John and Harriet Foster of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The 1911 Census shows Alfred working on his father’s farm: The Homestead, Hollyhurst, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Regiment : 14th Battalion Army Cyclist …