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Roy Valentine FOERS

Regimental number1333
Date of birth31 August 1892
Place of birthBoort, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressBarracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Lancaster Foers, Police Station, South Preston, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery from 6 November 1916; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date1 January 1918
Place of enlistmentQueenscliffe, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameHeavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/49/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Heavy Artillery Group
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Discharge date25 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [1336] 2nd Lt Frank FOERS, 7th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 26 May 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 27 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 22 July 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death19 December 1946 Preston, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOERS Roy Valentine

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