Capt. William Augustus Portman Foster, 1st Bn, South Staffordshire Regt.

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Reference WMO/278849


St. George's Church

Church Road



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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Within the church on the left hand (north) wall of the nave. A marble tablet, mounted on a black marble slab, commemorating Captain William Augustus Portman Foster, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment who was taken prisoner of war and died in German hands on 11 November, 1914.
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In proud and loving memory of / WILLIAM AUGUSTUS PORTMAN FOSTER, / Captain 1st Battn the South Staffordshire Regiment, / Eldest son of Colonel Sir William Yorke Foster / 3rd Baronet and Aileen, his wife. / He was born at The Grove in this parish, June 2nd 1887, and died a / Prisoner-of-war at Frankfort-on-Main Nov 11th 1914 of wounds / Received in action near Gheluvelt in Belgium on October 31st / During the first great battle of Ypres. / His battalion formed part of the immortal 7th Division. / "Let us who live be worthy of our dead."

William Augustus Portman Foster

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