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Herbert Anderton Foster

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Herbert Anderton Foster (c1854-1930) of John Foster and Son

1930 Obituary [1]

HERBERT ANDERTON FOSTER was for a period of fifty years closely connected with the firm of Messrs. John Foster and Son, Blackdyke Mills, Queensbury, which was founded by his grandfather in 1819 when hand-loom weavers were employed.

Mr. Foster served in every department before he became a senior director, and in 1922 he became chairman of the company and held that position until shortly before his death.

In 1886 he joined the 2nd West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, attaining the rank of Honorary Colonel in 1897, and was awarded the Territorial Force decoration. He had a lengthy and active association with public affairs in Yorkshire.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1889, and died at the age of 76 on 17th January 1930.

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