Fred Foster (1886-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FOSTER, FRED. Private. No 19449. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Lee and Burley's Yard, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 6.6.1886. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Foster, 61 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Council School, Huddersfield. Attended Queen Street Mission Young Men's Class. Employed as a painter and decorator by the London and North Western Railway Company. Single. Enlisted March 1916. Died of exhaustion during action on 10.12.1916, near Combles, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- commemorated on his parents' headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission