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John FOSTER

Regimental number3316
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWaiter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Scapens, 83 Phythian Street, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 10 February 1917

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For his gallant and conspicuous conduct during the attack near ZONNEBEKE on the morning of the 26th September, 1917. He repeatedly dressed and carried wounded and in doing so had to cross a swamp which was swept by machine gun fire and heavily shelled. His conduct set a splendid example to his comrades and his coolness inspired confidence in those around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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