11 August 1917 Pte Foster Yerkess was killed in action on this day

37887 Pte Foster Yerkess, 2nd Bn Royal Berks Regt.

Born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1896, Foster was a weaver residing in Colne, Lancashire at the time of the outbreak of war. Initially enlisting into the 9th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt. in August 1914, he served in France from July 1915 until being wounded and invalided home in March 1916.

After returning to France with the 2/Berks in May 1917, Foster was caught by a shell explosion and wounded in the spine and thigh on 2 August 1917. He died whilst under treatment at No.4 General Hospital, Camiers on 11 August and is now buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

11 August 1917 killed in action

Research by David O'Mara.