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Edgar Charles FOSTER

Regimental number1387
ReligionMethodist
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressHerne Hill, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Charles Foster, Herne Hill, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 21 November 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest coolness and determination in maintaining the ammunition supply under circumstances of the greatest possible danger from a dump of shrapnel and gas shell which was burning fiercely and exploding in all directions. He re-organized a party and successfully carried out the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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