Sergeant William Henry Foster

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Date of Birth


Date of Death

17 Aug 1915


Blundell Bros (Luton) Ltd

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Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

2 Bolton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


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Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 9th September 1915
Sgt William Henry Foster


Sgt William Henry Foster, 2958, 1/5th Bedfords, was killed in action at Gallipoli on August 17th, 1915. He was the son of William Foster, who were living at 2 Bolton Road, Luton, at the time.

Born in late 1886 to William and Annie Foster, he had been employed by Blundell Bros (Luton) Ltd and had been in the Territorials for about two years before mobilisation. He was promoted sergeant while the battalion was at Norwich. He was in the gun section, and had qualified as a machine gun instructor.

Just before the battalion landed in the Dardanelles he wrote describing the voyage, and stating that the battalion was about to land. After that nothing was heard of him until the official notification of his death was received.

The 1911 Census has Annie as head of the remaining family living at 29 John Street, Luton, with no record of William Snr. The Luton News report of the death of William Jnr refers specifically to his father, who appears to have died in late 1916.


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Sgt William Henry Foster

Author: Deejaya

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