Foster Albert Pte 4457995

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Personnel Entry

Pte A Foster's CWGC headstone.
Pte A Foster's CWGC headstone.

Name Foster Albert
Army number 4457995
Rank Pte
Decorations
Date of birth Born 1919/20.
Age 21 at the time of his death.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry, T, no enlistment date as yet, but estimated to have been Summer/Autumn 1939. Posted ? 12th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Black Watch 1/2/1940, posted 1 TS. Served with the B.E.F. in France. Reported missing in the Auckland Chronicle of 18/7/1940. Now known to have been KILLED in ACTION (Category "B") 20/5/40, Authority:- Casualty L. (OF/CAS/2/BW/6 dated 4/12/42).
Company/Battery
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Date not yet confirmed but quite probably the date of enlistment.
Promotions
Wounded
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 20-May-40.
Home address Son of Albert and Eliza Foster, 13, Primrose Hill, Newfield. Employed as a 'Bus Conductor with the Bonny Heather Service. Buried Memorial Plot 8, Row C, Grave 3, BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, Ficheux.
Source table 1TS