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Uppingham Rutland
He was the son of Samuel and Annie Foster and the brother of Beatrice, Harry, Joseph Richard, Redvers, George and Frank Foster. In 1911 they lived at 159 Gordon Road, Nottingham. He was the husband of Emily May Foster (née Sims) of 3 Orby Terrace, Woodhouse Street, Nottingham. He was the father of Irene Foster.
29 Apr 1917
25
1557421 - CWGC Website
38041
Private
23rd Bn (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers
He was reported missing on 29 April 1917 but his death was not confirmed until the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 5 March 1918: 'Foster, Missing April 29th, now reported killed, Private Arthur E Foster, husband of May Foster. Wife and baby.' Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 8 March 1918: 'Foster. Missing April 29th 1917 now reported killed, Private Arthur Ernest Foster, Northumberland Fusiliers, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Fosters, 22 Sketchley Street, Blue Bell Hill. Mother, father, brothers, sister Beatie [Beatrice].'
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