4281/15653/244253 Private JOSEPH WILLIAM FORSTER.
1/5th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.
Died, aged 33, on the 8th of September 1916.
Born at Skelton in Cleveland.
Son of Ralph and Ellen Forster, of 3 Park St, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Yorks.
Husband of Esther Forster, of 5 Forbes St, Stockport, Cheshire.
1901. Joseph, aged 18, was living at 3 Park St, Skelton and working as an apprentice Watch-maker.
His father, Ralph, aged 42, worked as a Deputy in the Ironstone mines. He had been born in Pinchinthorpe N Yorks.
His mother, Sarah, had been born in Bilsdale, N Yorks.
He had two younger brothers, Alfred 13, a stable boy and Wilfred aged 9.
1911 census. Joseph is married, living at 73 Prospect St, Huddersfield, Yorks and working as a Jeweller, Shop Assistant.
His wife Esther, age 26, was born in Sleights, N Yorks. No children are listed.
Address in Stockport is where she was living at the time the Commonwealth War Graves Commission created the Memorials after the War.
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