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William Edward FOSTER

Regimental number1383
Date of birth10 May 1894
Place of birthIslington, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMetal worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, A.N. Foster, Islington, Lawn, England
Enlistment date10 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMATA49 Seang Choon on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 August 1919
Discharge date22 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 2 May 1915. Wounded in action, 20 May 1915; transferred to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 31 May 1915; rejoined unit, 16 August 1915. Evacuated from Gallipoli, disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915. Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 6 August 1916. Wounded in action (second occasion), 7 June 1917; rejoined unit, 16 June 1917. Wounded in action (third occasion), 23 September 1917; discharged to duty, 27 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia, 1 August 1919.

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

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