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Robert Thomas Reginald FOSTER

Regimental number2142
Place of birthRous Mill, Richmond River, New South Wales
SchoolBoolaroo Public School, New South Wales
AddressLake View Street, Boolaroo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Ada Foster, Lakeview Street, Boolaroo, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 9 March 1917

FateDied of wounds 11 April 1917
Place of death or woundingDoydnys
Date of death11 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot VIII, Row P, Grave No. 3), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Fuller and Fannie Hannah FOSTER; husband of Ada FOSTER, Boolaroo, New South Wales

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He has consistently shown great gallantry when under heavy fire, and has at all times set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2300 Pte Warwick Herman Rous FOSTER, 36th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1917.

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