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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Foster, William Rigby (Junior)


Lieutenant William Rigby Foster Junior
was born in 1898. 

He was the son of William Rigby Foster (Senior) and Clare Mary Foster.  His father was a Shipping Agent / Floor Importer of Ailsa, Holywood Road, Belfast.  In 1911 the family were living in house 18, Cherryvalley Park, Belfast, Co. Down. 
Foster would have joined the Belfast Banking Company by 1915.  At one stage of his career, he served in Castleblayney branch. 
Foster served with the 11th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles and attained the rank of Lieutenant.  He was wounded.
 

Royal Irish Rifles, Second Lieutenant
Royal Irish Rifles, Lieutenant
 
In 1918, the family attended Knock Presbyterian Church.   
He is commemorated on the Knock Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.


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