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Alfred Graham FOSTER

Regimental number1128
Place of birthCarrieton South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPhotographer and electrician
AddressCaltowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, W A Foster, c/o Potter, Caltowie, South Australia
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameStationary Hospital 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
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).

Military Medal

'Work on 8 November 1917 at Bellewaarde Ridge.'
Recommendation date: 19 November 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No.29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On the night of 8th November, 1917 at BELLEWAARDE Ridge east of YPRES the road and surrounding area was heavily shelled, Sergeant FOSTER took his bearers to the spot at once and directed the removal of wounded. He remained in the shelled area and thoroughly searched for wounded. Only for the coolness of this N.C.O. wounded would have been eventually killed by the continuous shelling or not discovered until daybreak.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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