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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
Samuel Foster was born Slatmore, Clogher, possibly about 1881.
The 1901 census possibly lists Samuel as age 20, a servant at house 3 in Prolusk, Aghintain, north west of Clogher.
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 and Margaret Armstrong were married on 6th June 1901 in the district of Dungannon.
Possible family: Samuel Foster, Margaret Foster, Georgina Lena Foster (born 14th January 1903), Emily Foster (born 23rd February 1905), Samuel Foster (born 22nd March 1908), Martha Foster (born 20th October 1911), Sarah Foster (born 14th August 1913).
Samuel Foster enlisted in Omagh.
Medal card
Private Samuel Foster arrived in France with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 27th September 1914.
Private Samuel Foster was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of wounds at Boulogne on 3rd April 1915.
Private Foster is buried in Boulogne. Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas during the Great War.
Private Samuel Foster is commemorated locally on Clogher War Memorial and on the WWI tablet in St Macartan's Cathedral in Clogher.
The CWGC record Private Foster as the husband of Maggie Foster of Ballymagowan, Clogher, County Tyrone.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Slatmore Clogher Born Slatmore, Clogher, Lived Slatbeg. 54.387955 -7.220106
2 Prolusk, Clogher Clogher Possible census listing in Prolusk, Clogher 54.428430 -7.215013
3 Ballymagowan, Clogher Clogher CWGC lists wife at Ballymagowan 54.419039 -7.165446
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
06/06/1901 M Armstrong Maggie Wife M/1902/T1/1412/4/199
06/06/1901 M Foster Samuel Casualty M/1902/T1/1412/4/199
14/01/1903 B Foster Georgina Children U/1903/111/1026/9/194
23/02/1905 B Foster Emily Children U/1905/111/1026/9/329
22/03/1908 B Foster Samuel Children U/1908/111/1026/10/62
20/10/1911 B Foster Martha Children U/1911/111/1026/10/331
14/08/1913 B Foster Sarah Children U/1913/111/1026/10/463
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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