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Arthur William FORSTER

Regimental number1238
Place of birthDungog, New South Wales
AddressDungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 4.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Forster, Bandon Grove, Dungog, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in the Australian Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameOctober 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Discharge date17 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1384 Pte Samuel Edwin FORSTER, 35th Bn, killed in action, 25 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board Ht 'Derbyshire', 24 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 17 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FORSTER Arthur William

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