Sunday 24 March 2013

Harry Wickwire Foster (News Astrology data and chart)

* Harry Wickwire Foster - who presided over the court martial of Canada’s top prisoner of war - was born shortly after midnight, 2 April 1902, after his father exclaimed to his mother, "Janie! Control yourself. I'll not have our firstborn arrive on April Fools!"

Major General Harry Wickwire Foster, CBE, DSO, (April 2, 1902 – August 6, 1964) was a Canadian Army officer who commanded two Canadian army divisions during World War II. He served in both the Pacific and European theatres.

After the [second world] war, Foster (with four brigadiers) presided over the court martial of Canada’s top prisoner of war, SS General Kurt Meyer. The trial was a showcase for Canada, the first time that the country had conducted an international prosecution of this sort. Meyer was found guilty of three of five charges and sentenced to death. The sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment. When asked by his son (author Tony Foster) why the death sentence had been imposed he replied, "Because I had no choice according to those rules of warfare dreamt up by a bunch of bloody barrack-room lawyers who had never heard a shot fired in anger."

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.

Photo by IFoster.


Army officer: angular Mars-Sun in Aries. We also see in this angular conjunction a father who was right on his case from the start.


BIRTH DATA: 2 April 1902, about 00:05 (12:05 a.m.) LMT (-4:14:24), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (44n39, 63w36). ASC: about 17 Sagittarius. RR=A (from father's memory quoted in a biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Tony Foster, Meeting of Generals (Toronto: Methuen, 1986), p. 1: "Harry Wickwire Foster was born shortly after midnight, 2 April 1902, in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia."

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