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4424   Private Samuel Foster
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 03/04/1915 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 35
Samuel Foster was born Slatmore, Clogher about 1881. Samuel married Margaret in 1901. The 1911 census lists Samuel as age 35, living with his wife and family at house 8 in Slatbeg, Ballagh, County Tyrone. Samuel was a farm labourer. Samuel Foster enlisted in Omagh. Private Samuel Foster was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds on 3rd April 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais
Grave Ref: Grave III-D-75
CWGC Casualty 49856
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville). The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 St. Macartan's Cathedral Tablet - WWI Clogher
2 Clogher War Memorial - WWI - South West Face - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Clogher
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Samuel Foster Possibly lists Samuel as age 20, a servant at house 3 in Prolusk, Aghintain, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Foster family Lists Samuel as age 35 at house 8 in Slatbeg, Ballagh, Tyrone
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Samuel Foster's gravestone can be purchased here
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