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Place of Birth: Long Preston, Yorkshire
Service No: ---
Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Leeds)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-08-13
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: In West part.
CWGC Cemetery: POOL (ST. WILFRID) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)
Leonard Foster (born 29 June 1889) was the son of John William and Lucy Anne Foster, née Turvey. John was born at Blackburn and Lucy at Manchester, Lancashire.
1891 Long Preston, Yorkshire Census: Prospect House - Leonard Foster, aged 1 year, born Long Preston, son of John Wm. and Lucy Anne Foster.
1901 Pool, Yorkshire, Census: The Prospect - Leonard Foster, aged 11 years, born Long Preston, Yorkshire, son of John Wm. and Lucy Anne Foster.
1911 Leeds, Yorkshire Census: 20, North Parade, West Park - Leonard Foster, aged 21 years, born Long Preston, Yorkshire. [Leonard was living with his sister, Frances, and brother-in-law, Harry Walker Russell.]
Leonard was married to Martha Avery Hill in 1915.
Leonard is commemorated on the Pool-in-Wharfedale War Memorial.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: T/2nd Lt Leonard Foster, 15th West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: (3) Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915. Correspondence: J.H. Foster applies re his late brother's medals, 24 January 1921. Address: 72, Briggate, Leeds.
The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.
Leonard is commemorated on the Ilkley Grammar School War Memorial.
Photograph: 'de Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918' - Part Two.
Data Source: de Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-18
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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T/2nd Lieutenant Leonard FOSTER
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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