HERBERT JOHN FOSTER 1884–1963
Brother of Robert James Foster
Born 1st January 1884 in Radcliffe on Trent
Baptised 10th February 1884, St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe
Married 1940 to Daisy Maud Draper
Died 19th June 1963, Cropwell Butler, Notts.
Cousin of Frank, Owen and Agnes Foster. Herbert John Foster was known as John Foster; this name appears on several official records.
Radcliffe School Register
Admitted 16th July 1888
Age seven living on Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent with father Thomas, forty-three, a butcher, mother Eliza, sister Mary, eleven, brother Robert James, nine, and sister Annie age one.
Age seventeen, employed as a nursery gardener. Father Thomas, a butcher ran his business from their home address in Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. Mother Eliza, (née Upton) and his sister Annie were living at the same address. His older sister Mary Ellen was listed on the census as being a visitor at the home of Mrs Brice, a shopkeeper living nearby. Mary Foster was a dressmaker working on her own account. His older brother Robert was living in lodgings in Nottingham.
Age 27 employed by father Thomas 63, as a butcher and living with him and his mother Eliza 61, sisters Mary Ellen 31 and Annie Louise 21, both working on their own account as blouse makers. The Foster family lived at Lamcote, Radcliffe on Trent in a house with six rooms.
Service no: 263072
Military Unit: Royal Air Force
1.7.18 Enlisted RAF
Civilian employment: Butcher. Height 5ft 6¾ins chest 34½ ins. Dark brown hair and pale complexion. Next of kin: Nellie Foster, sister, Lamcote
23.4.19: Posted Biggin Hill
15.9.19: Transferred to Ripon, N. Yorks
16.10.19: To reserve
30.4.20: Deemed discharged
Address: Water Lane, Lamcote, Radcliffe
Employment: Butcher’s assistant, E and G Foster, Main Road, Radcliffe
Household: sisters Mary, laundry maid, Notts County Asylum, and Annie
Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent
Household: living with unmarried sisters Mary Ellen and Annie Louise
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent.