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Regimental number1738
Date of birth19 December 1887
Place of birthSpring Creek, Young, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Pines, Yarra Junction, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Mark Foster, Spring Creek, Young, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 16 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7837 Gunner John James FOSTER, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 27 April 1919.
Other detailsSon of Mark and Mary Jane (nee Morton) Foster

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