image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.
Born: 1882, Ipswich.
Died: 28th August 1917; age 36; Died of Wounds.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 28503.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs E. Foster, of 2, Bolton Lane, Ipswich.
1891 134 & 136, Handford Road, Ipswich.
Bertie was 8 years old and living with his parents & sister.
Edward Foster, 34, a Baker – own account, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Emma Foster (nee Scoggings), 31, born Gosbeck, Suffolk.
Beatrice Elizabeth Evelyn Foster, 4, born Ipswich.
1 boarder & baker’s assistant.
1901 8, Fore Street, Ipswich.
Bertie was 18 years old, a Baker – Bread Maker. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Edward, 45, a Baker – own account.
Beatrice, 14, a Help in the Baker’s Shop.
Roland Reginald Foster, 9, born Ipswich.
Stanley Robert Foster, 6, born Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Edward Foster – father.
THREE IPSWICH BROTHERS SERVING
Mr. and Mrs. E. Foster, 6, Tomline Road, Ipswich, have three sons in the Army, their names and regiments being:- (1) Lce.-Corpl. B.E. Foster, now in the 8th Suffolks, served in South African campaign; was formerly in the Argentine. (2.) Pte. R.R. Foster, Middlesex Regiment, wounded in France on April 28th last; previously at the Ipswich Co-Operative Society. (3) Gunner S.R. Foster, R.F.A. now in Egypt; formerly employed at the Star Tea Company, Ipswich.
Suffolk Regiment, 11th Battalion: