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HERBERT JOHN FOSTER 1884–1963

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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

1891 Census

Living on Back Lane, Radcliffe with father Thomas, a butcher, mother Eliza, sister Mary 11, brother Robert James 9, and sister Annie age one.

1901 Census

Father Thomas is a butcher and the business is run from the home address in Back Lane, Radcliffe on Trent. John is employed as a nursery gardener and mother Eliza, nee Upton, and his sister Annie are living at the same address. His older sister Mary Ellen is listed on the census as being a visitor at the home of Mrs Brice, a shopkeeper living nearby. Mary Foster is a dressmaker working on own account. His older brother Robert is living in lodgings in Nottingham.

1911 Census

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.

Military Service

Rank: Private

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

29.9.18: Batman

23.4.19: Posted Biggin Hill

15.9.19: Transferred to Ripon, N. Yorks

16.10.19: To reserve

30.4.20: Deemed discharged

1939 Register

Address: Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: butcher

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.