Thomas Leo Foster

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2331
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 31 Lawrence St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Bridget Foster, 31 Lawrence St, Dundee

  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    Patrick George Foster

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas Leo Foster

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial.



Official intimation has been received by Mrs Foster, who resides at 31 Lawrence Street, Dundee, that her son, Lance-Corporal Thomas Leo Foster, of the 2nd Black Watch, was killed in action on 9th May.  Lance-Corporal Foster, who was wounded, was being carried off the field in a stretcher when he was again hit and killed.  Lance-Corporal Foster, who was 26 years of age, was a member of the Highland Light Infantry for a year, but he transferred to the 2nd Black Watch, with which regiment he has served for five years.  He was previously employed as a millworker.  Mrs Foster has also received information that her eldest son, Private Patrick George Foster, of the 1st Black Watch, lies in an English hospital recovering from a wound in the foot.  Private Foster, who is 43 years of age, has had a long military experience, having been a member of the Black Watch for twelve years, and has seen service abroad for eleven years.  He re-enlisted in his old regiment on the outbreak of war.  A sad feature is that the brothers had not seen each other for six years previous to having a few minutes’ talk with each other while one was going into the trenches and the other leaving.

Dundee Courier 27th May 1915

Additional Information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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