Harold “Buster” Foster was born in the early 1900’s. He was married in the 1920s in Alaska while working for Premiere Gold Mines. He was an engineer when he was burned in an accident in the 1930’s and was forced onto relief. During both World Wars he worked in the shipyards. He participated in the 1919 solidarity with with One Big Union in B.C. By WWII he was a steward for the union and supervised 35-40 women in the shipyards. He became a representative for the International Association of Machinists.