Private Frank Edward Foster enlisted at Blackheath, joining the 20th Battalion, The London Regiment. He arrived in France on the 9th March 1915, and saw active service at Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Givenchy and Loos. He was only 20 years old when he died of wounds on the 22nd May 1916.
On July 7th 1916 The Kentish Mercury published his photograph with the heading “Fatally Wounded at Vimy – The only son of Mr. And Mrs. R T Foster, of 10 Birkhall-road, Hither Green, he died in France on May 22nd from wounds received at Vimy Ridge”
He is buried and remembered at Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France.
He was the only son of Richard Thomas and Alice Jane Foster. He was educated at the Brownhill-road Central Commercial School and then Clark’s College. Prior to the war he was a bank clerk at Parr’s Bank, Lombard Street, London. He was a member of Hither Green Congregational Church and was also a Sunday School teacher.
July 7th 1916 The Kentish Mercury
Contributed By: Kevin Loughnane
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