FOSTER, William Johnstone

Rank: 
Sergeant
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service numbers: 
829582
Died : 
Thursday, September 30, 1943
Executed
Age: 
28
Cemetery/Memorial: 
William Foster SAS
Sergeant William Foster was taken prisoner of war and executed whilst serving with the 2nd Special Air Service Regiment.
  • 27 December 1941 (Bombardier) (No.3 Commando) wounded during the the Vaagso raid.
  • June 1942 (Lance Sergeant) No.3 Commando 4 Troop
  • 18/19 August 1942  embarked at newhaven for the Dieppe raid.
  • 16 February 1943 posted to 62 Commando (SSRF) whilst in North Africa,
  • 13 May 1943 'interposted' to the 2nd SAS on its formation.
Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/36.
Fuller details in the SAS and LRDG Roll of Honour 1941-47.
[Image] CVA Gallery - No.3 Commando 4 troop June 1942.
 
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