Corporal Thomas Andrew Forster

Corporal Thomas Andrew Forster, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was a Regular Soldier and was killed in action in Belgium during the First Battle of Ypres, aged 29, on 1st November 1914 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. He was the son the late Thomas Forster. He fell in the counter attack to recover lost trenches near the village of Wytschaete and prevent the German assault on Kemmel. The German advance was thwarted at a cost of 5 Officers and 93 Other Ranks killed and wounded. Later that day an attack by French troops and the 12th Lancers recovered the lost trenches and the Fusiliers were withdrawn to billets in Kemmel. The photographs  depict scenes from the Battle.

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