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Lieutenant Jack Foster


Harrogate Herald - 25th December 1918

W H Breare letter

Some of you may remember Jack Foster. Many years ago I was running the original Harrogate Amateur Operatic Society. Foster was quiet a young man with a fine baritone voice, but he had not had experience in opera. I trained him for the part of "Lieutenant of the Tower" in the "Yeoman of the Guard". He made such a success he went to London, and since has fulfilled many parts in musical comedies and Gilbert and Sullivan operas. He is a Lieutenant in the Army now, and on Friday looked in on me. I had not met him for a long time. He was as buoyant, jolly, and well as ever. Of course, he has a great time arranging entertainments for the boys in his spare intervals. You will remember, perhaps, that his father was the well-known plumber, Mr Charles Foster, and one of his brothers, at least, is carrying on the business he established, having the same difficulty we all have in shortage of labour.

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