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.


Grave Reference:


Tincourt New British Cemetery,




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.

Emma, 41.

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.


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.


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