Walter Irwin Foster
M, #2129, b. 9 July 1885
Walter Irwin Foster was born on Thursday, 9 July 1885 at East Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada. He and Johanna Marie McKelvey, daughter of Josiah Washington McKelvey and Elizabeth Ann Dixon, were married by Minister D. Prosser on Wednesday, 5 September 1906 at Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada. She was 21, spinster, born Scott Twp., living in East Gwillimbury, Methodist. He was 21, bachelor, farmer, born and living in East Gwillimbury, Christian. Mrs. D. Prosser and Mrs. R. N. Robertson witnessed the marriage. He attended at the birth of Edith Elizabeth Foster on Saturday, 20 January 1912 at Lot 21, Concession 5, Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada. He began military service on 8 June 1916 at Newmarket, York Co., Ontario, Canada, when he signed his attestation papers, becoming regimental #285428 with the 220'th York Rangers, Overseas Batallion. He was living at Mount Albert, Ontario, married and working as a farmer. He listed wife Johanna at Mount Albert, as his next of kin. He was born in East Gwillimbury, Ontario, August 29, 1885. He was considered fit on the 8'th of June and described as: 5', 7" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist. He had no distinguishing marks.