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Frank Courtland FOSTER

Regimental number6114
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWimbledon, Bathurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Thomas Foster, Wimbledon, Bathurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 5, 15th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Train
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 24 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'For exemplary conduct and devotion to duty in the field from May 1915 to present date. The manner in which this N.C.O. has acted on more than one occasion, when cool and courageous action was called for, has been an inspiring example to those under him. On the 30.8.18 when detached in charge of wagons with the 5th Brigade Headquarters, a bomb fell killing a driver of the Train and 7 horses. He at once took charge of matters until the arrival of an Officer, and displayed great capability in dealing with the position. He has done most excellent work in his Company, and is of exemplary character.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Middle East, Western Front

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

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