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Arthur FOSTER

Regimental number981
Place of birthSt Mary's Road, Plaistow, Essex, England
SchoolHarold Road Public School, Plaistow, Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Address213 Queens Road, Upton Park, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Charles Foster, 213 Queens Road, Upton Park, London
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
FateKilled in Action 12 December 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given names Arthur John on Nominal Roll
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, row F, Grave No. 6), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles Henry and Emma FOSTER, 213 Queen's Road, Upton Park, London, England. Native of Plaistow, London
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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