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FosterW HTrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Border Mounted Rifles
FosterW HCaptainDemise: Died of disease 18 Feb 1900
Place: Cape Town. Claremont
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Army Service Corps
FosterW H3852Private5th Battalion
Source: QSA roll
(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
FosterW JSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls66th Battery, RFA
FosterW J1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls
(Princess Louise's) Sutherland and Argyll Highland
FosterW J3001PrivateQSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls
13th Hussars
FosterW J2216Staff Sergeant FarrierQSA (4). Served with 1st Bn. M.I. from 22 Oct 99 - 04 Jun 00.
Source: QSA medal rolls
6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
FosterW JBSMSource: Nominal roll in WO127Commander-in-Chief's Bodyguard
FosterW J2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
East Yorkshire Regiment
FosterW LMajorHe was born 2 December 1874, at Great Malvern, son of the Reverend Henry Foster, of Malvern College, and Mrs Henry Foster, and was a member of the well-known family of Worcestershire cricketers.  He was educated at Malvern College, and joined the Royal Artillery in November 1894.  He served in the South African War, 1899 to 1902, and was in the advance on Kimberley, including the actions at Enslin, Modder River and Magersfontein, and the Relief of Kimberley; operations in the Orange Free State, February to May 1900, including operations at Paardeberg (17 to 26 February); operations in Cape Colony, February to April 1901; operations in Orange River Colony and the Transvaal, May 1901 to May 1902.  He received the Queen's Medal with four clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901].  He served as a Special Service Officer on the Staff in the Somaliland Campaign of 1902-3; was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 7 August 1903, and 2 September 1904]; received the Medal, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 7 August 1903]: "Captain Wilfrid Lionel Foster, Royal Artillery.  In recognition of services with the Boer Contingent during the recent operations in Somaliland".  He retired from the Army to the Reserve of Officers in 1908, and was promoted Major, Reserve of Officers, RH and RFA, 6 May 1915.  He was created a CBE in 1919.  Major Foster, with his brother H K, won the Public School Racquets in 1892 and the Racquets Amateur Doubles Championship in 1898; also the latter again in 1907 with his brother B S.  He was a member of the Corinthian Football Club.  As a cricketer he was a really great batsman, and with his brothers H K and R E was responsible for raising Worcestershire to the position of a first-class county.  Major Foster married in London, in October 1901, Evelyn Mary Cammell, daughter of Bernard E Cammell, of Guildford.  and they had two daughters, Nancy and Molly, and one son, Wilfrid, born in July 1915.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Artillery
FosterW MVolunteer Service Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Hampshire Regiment
FosterW P603Tpr Slightly wounded at Colenso. 15 Dec 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 229 line 23
South African Light Horse
FosterW R4180TrooperSlightly wounded. Rouxville, 13 December 1900
2nd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Brabant's Horse
FosterW YSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls66th Battery, RFA
FosterW Y MajorPrisoner - released at Colenso. 15 Dec 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 27 line 31
Royal Artillery
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