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Charles Gordon Forster (1897-1917)

Hawell man served with 18th DLI commemorated on Arras Memorial

Civil Parish: Wingate

Birth date: 1897

Death date: 18-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: Wingate Post Office (1901 census, army service records)

Religion: Church of England

Employment: Clerk (army service record)

Family: Parents: Thomas Forster, Elizabeth Forster
Brothers: Harold Gibson Forster, Cecil Douglas Forster, Ralph, George B Forster, Robert A Forster
(Half-)sister: Ethel Mary Elizabeth Forster (army service record, 1901, 1911 censuses)

Military service:

18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, D Company
Regimental Number: 18/956
Enlisted: West Hartlepool, 26 October 1914
Joined, Cocken Hall, 27 October 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 December 1915
Embarked: 5 March 1916
Disembarked, France: 11 March 1916
Appointed unpaid lance corporal: 28 August 1916
Paid lance corporal: 30 October 1916
Paid acting corporal: 4 March 1917
Died of wounds: 18 May 1917

Medal(s): Military Medal (London Gazette, 9 July 1917)
1914/15 Star
Victory Medal
British War Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, France
Wingate Holy Trinity Church, plaque (name recorded as Chas. J. Forster)

Gender: Male

Contributed by Daniel Hyatt | Durham County Record Office

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