The Foster Brothers:


(Left) Pte. Norman James Foster was born in Bloomfield, Ontario, in September 1897. A farmer by trade, he attested into the 155th (Quinte) Battalion in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ont., on November 30th, 1915, and was transferred to the 4th CMR on November 29th, 1916. Norman survived the war.


(Middle) Pte. Canniff Ross Foster was born in Hallowell, Prince Edward County, Ontario, in February 1895. Also a farmer by trade, Canniff attested into the 235th BN in Belleville, Ont., on November 23rd, 1916, and was subsequently transferred to the 4th CMR on February 28th, 1918. He died on April 20th, 1918, near Loos. Canniff lies in rest at Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas De Calais, France.


(Right) L/Cpl. Sherman Theodore Foster DCM was twin to Norman, and therefore also born in Bloomfield, Ontario, in September 1897. A farmer like his brothers, Sherman attested with Norman into the 155th (Quinte) Battalion in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ont., on November 30th, 1915. He too was transferred to the 4th CMR on November 29th, 1916. At some point in his service, Sherman was awarded a DCM, and like brother Norman, he also survived the war.




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Image credit: Art Hubbs. Biography excerpts courtesy of 4cmr.com