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2nd Lieutenant John Forster

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Killed in Action 23 Aug 1914

The De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour :
John Forster, 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion (60th Foot) The Kings Royal Rifle Corps, elder son of H M Forster, of 41 Hans Place, London SW, M.P. ; born 13 May 1893; was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, Kings Royal Rifles 3 Sept 1913; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at the Battle of the Aisne 14 September 1914.

Battle of Troyon, or the Battle of the Aisne

The casualty list in this sanguinary little fight was a heavy one. The Loyal N. Lancashires lost 15 officers, including their C.O. and Adjutant, and over 500 rank and file. The value of their gallant performance was, however, officially recognized, and Captain Spread, who displayed great courage throughout the day, received the Military Cross. The R. Sussex lost 250 rank and file and 9 officers, also including their Colonel, while in the 60th, Major Foljambe, Captain Cathcart, Lieut. Bond and 2nd Lieuts. Forster, Thompson and Davison were killed.