Charles FOSTER
Rank: Private
Number: 1874
Unit: C Company, 1/8th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 22
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Charles was born in the Manchester area and was living in Levenshulme when he enlisted at Salford. His conection with the Stockport area is through his aunt and cousins who live dat 110 Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath. They palced an "In memoriam"  notice for him in the local newspapers on 6 July 1915 and, no doubt, arranged for his name to be included on the Stockport War Memorial.

He is understood to have been a pre-War member of the Territorial Force, serving with one of the battalions of the Lancashire Fusiliers (service number 1368) and, no doubt, undertaking his weekly drills as one of the "Saturday Afternoon Soldiers" in Salford. Several of these were mobilised when War was declared and also served at Gallipoli. His Manchester Regiment service number is also low and may just pre-date the War suggesting that, for some reason he had transferred.

He was killed in the fighting described here.

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