|Place of birth||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||29|
|Next of kin||Father, William B Foster, Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/72/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.
Detached to 14th Infantry Brigade Headquarters as Bandsman, 26 July 1917.
Appointed Corporal, 4 September 1918; Lance Sergeant, 1 November 1918.
On leave to United Kingdom, 15 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 January 1919.
Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 5 March 1919.
Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919. Reverted to Lance Sergeant on entraining for RTA.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 August 1919; discharged, 24 September 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal