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Name: John Nevin FOSTER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: J N Service No.:
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 31
Unit: 2nd Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 21 Morgy Hill East, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Painter at Hall's of Prudhoe.
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Monday 8th May 1944
Place of Death: Burma
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Imphal War Cemetery, India.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Burma Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 29th May 1944. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 8th May 1945.
Family Details:
Son of Joseph and Frances Isabella Foster, of 21 Morgy Hill East, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Husband of Nellie Foster, of Priory Lodge, Hexham, Northumberland. Sons: Ivan and John. Sister: Ina and brother in law, Norman.
Notes : John had been married for eight years. His wife (nee White) was the adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong, of Blaydon on Tyne.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour, 1939-45. Hexham Courant, 3rd June 1944 and 5th May 1945.
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