FOSTER, Alfred, 10500, Sergeant.
1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.
He was born on the 30th June 1893 at Darlaston, he was the son of Richard S and Charlotte Foster (Nee Bourn).
He enlisted at Wednesbury and first arrived in France on the 6th October 1914.
He was killed in action on the 25th October 1916.
He is buried in Plot I. C. 8. Euston Road Cemetery, France.
Alfred was entitled to the 1914 Star with Clasp, War Medal and Victory Medal.
From the 1911 census we see that his home address was 17a, Alma St, Darlaston.
Alfred Foster. S (17) Heater in Nut & Bolt factory
Nellie Foster. D (19)
Richard S Foster. S (14)
(No parents shown living there)
By 1914 the family had moved to Fern Villas, Catherines Cross, Darlaston.
Alfred also served in the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers at some point.
His brother Richard joined the South Staffs Reg’ reserves in April 1914 but was discharged on medical grounds in November 1914, heart disease.