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Ernest Albert Foster

In memory of:

First Mate Ernest Albert Foster

March 11, 1917
North Sea

Military Service




Merchant Navy


Canadian Merchant Navy


S.S. Kwasind (Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England) (104263)

Additional Information


January 1, 1893
Tipaburra, New South Wales, Australia

Son of Frederick William Foster and Catherine Wolesley, of Australia.

On March 11, 1917, the Kwasind, a Canadian steamship, struck a mine laid by the German submarine UC-4 off Southwold, in the North Sea, and sank with twelve sailors, position 52°08'N/01 °45'E.

Commemorated on Page 28 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


London, United Kingdom

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THE TOWER HILL MEMORIAL stands on the South side of the garden of Trinity Square, a hundred yards East of Mark Lane Station, and just within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney and the Liberty of the Tower. It is at the hub of maritime England. Behind it are Trinity House and the offices of the Port of London Authority, and the Thames stretches before it; the wide space of Great Tower Hill, leading down from it to the river, is the traditional forum of merchant seamen and their fellow workers. Lloyd's is on the North, the Custom House and Billingsgate Market are near it on the West, and beyond the Tower, Eastwards, is the long line of the Docks the greatest dock system in the world.

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