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Foster, J.C., Pte., 1917

Tyne Cot Memorial

Pauline Priano: Tyne Cot Memorial

On the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, is the name of 43294 Private John Charles Foster, serving with the 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 12/10/1917.

He was the son of William and Mary Foster, of 11, Crofton Arch, Blyth.

Morpeth Herald 30/11/1917 carries a brief obituary:

Private John Charles Forster [sic], N.F., son of Mr Wm. Forster [sic], of Crofton Arch, Blyth, is reported killed in action on October 10th. Before enlistment he worked as a miner at New Delaval. His brother, Gunner Forster [sic], was killed some time ago. Private Forster, who was 24, had been in France since Good Friday.

He is remembered at Blyth on B42.24

The CWGC entry for Private Foster

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk