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Alfred Bertie FOSTER

Regimental number16
Place of birthLeicester England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W G Foster, Needilup via Ongerup, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).

FateKilled in Action 11 April 1917
Place of burialBeaulencourt British Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 13), Ligny-Thilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Family/military connectionsBrother: 17 Pte Frederick Bernard FOSTER, 16th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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