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Name: James William FORSTER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J W Service No.: 79648
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 23
Unit: 11th Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Former Unit(s): 26/897 Northumberland Fusiliers (3rd Tyneside Irish)
Place Enlisted: Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 31 John Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Sunday 29th September 1918
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Hindenburg Line, France, 1918. Battle of the St Quentin Canal, 29th September 2nd October 1918.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham. St Cuthbert's Church, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 0
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 2nd November 1918.
Family Details:
Second son of John and Jane Ann Forster, of 31 John Street, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Notes : Wounded 1st July 1916 (reported in Blaydon Courier, Saturday 15th July 1916). 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, 2nd July 1916. Evacuated with gunshot wound, 2nd July 1916.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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