Robert Foster (c.1897-1915)

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Robert Foster

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, ROBERT. Private. No 21122. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Burley-in-Wharfedale. Son of Mr Foster, 51 St. Andrew's Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the East Yorkshire Regiment a few months before the outbreak of the war but in August, 1914, he was discharged on account of deafness. He went to work at Messrs Holmes, Turnbridge Ironworks, but at the end of September he applied to join the forces and was successful and enlisted in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Was killed in action at Jephson's Post, Suvla, Gallipoli on 21.11.1915, aged 18 years. Buried HILL 10 CEMETERY, SUVLA, GALLIPOLI. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3.

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