Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard James Foster

In memory of:

Private Leonard James Foster

September 29, 1914

Military Service


Service Number:

1337

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Northumberland Fusiliers

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Mr. George Foster, of Beccles.

Commemorated on Page 565 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Seine-et-Marne, France

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris, and the Memorial is situated in a small park on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris. The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall. The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial commemorates nearly 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September and the early part of October 1914 and who have no known grave. The monument consists of a rectangular block of stone, 62 feet by 30 feet and 24 feet high, with the names of the dead engraved on stone panels on all sides of the monument. The monument is surmounted by a sarcophagus and a trophy carved in stone. At the four corners of the pavement are stone piers with urns, carved with the coats of arms of the Empire.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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