This illustrated A4 publication of 112 pages
tells the story of three brothers, Vic, Bill
and Eric Foster, and their friends and contemporaries
from Thurmaston, Leicestershire, England. It
is a family story set against the backdrop of
the 1939-1945 War. The book explains how three
young men went away to war and how one of them,
Vic Foster, did not return.
Vic Foster served aboard a destroyer, HMS Volunteer,
in the Western Approaches. He also sailed in
the same ship as part of Arctic convoy PQ16,
and experienced the horrors of a voyage to North
Russia. He later transferred to His Majesty's
Landing Ship (Tank) 418. He was lost aboard
the ship on the 16th February 1944, along with
many others. The book also tells the story of
Bill Foster's escape from Singapore and Eric
Foster's time in India.
There are many references to Thurmaston people
within the publication and there is a full listing
of the Second World War dead of the village.
The book also contains a provisional listing
of the crew members of HMLST 418, and much other
previously unpublished material.
The book is intended as a tribute to those that
served their country from 1939-1945, many of
whom, like Vic Foster, gave their lives. He
was one among very many valiant hearts, just
one of those ordinary young people from the
villages, towns and cities of Britain who experienced
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