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William Bateman FORSTER

Regimental number1181
Place of birthDoncaster, England
SchoolMelesden Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMurwillumbah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Luke Forster, 204th Road, Willesden, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 7 November 1917
Place of death or woundingTel-el-Shera
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialGaza War Cemetery (Plot XII, Row E, Grave No. 7), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Luke and Minnie FORSTER, 51 Park Chase, Wembley Hill, Middlesex, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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