Wednesday 11 March 2009

Private James Arthur Wilson Foster

Born on 18 January 1897 in Belfast, Ireland - son of James Arthur Foster, Sr., Weston, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Weston, Ontario, single, Church of England, trade as ammunition, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Kingston, Ontario, on 4 May 1918 (number 3058161) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

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