Gunner William Corbett FOSTER,
46th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, RFA who died on 8th January 1917, Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
William Corbett Foster of Wolverhampton was died 8th January 1917 whist serving with the Trench Mortar Battery of the Territorial 46th (North Midland Division). The 46th Heavy Battery were formed 20th June 1916.
Long Long Trail: 46th (North Midland) Division
Name: FOSTER, WILLIAM CORBETT
Initials: W C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: V/46th Heavy Trench Mortar Bty.
Date of Death: 08/01/1917
Service No: 845
Additional information: Son of George Henry and Eliza Jane Foster, of Corbett House, Bushbury Rd., Fallins Park, Wolverhampton.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. H. 35.
Cemetery: FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
The Foncquevillers Military Cemetery is situated 18 kilometers south west of Arras.
Prior to World War One he worked as a clerk for the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) based at Ettingsall Road, near Wolverhampton. He is recorded in the LNWR Roll of Honour and on the Wolverhampton railway station memorial.
London and North Western Railway Staff Record
A memorial dedicated to 3,719 men of the London and North Western Railway who lst their lives in World War One was unveiled at Euston Station 21st October 1921.
Wolverhampton Railway Station Memorial
Born Wolverhampton,employed as a carter.
Killed in Action 08/01/1917 Age:20