|Place of birth||Clifton Hill Victoria|
|Address||58 Arthur Street, Fairfield|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Father, James J. Foubister, 58 Arthur Street, Fairfield|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||2nd Divisional Signal Company, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||22/12/2|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sapper|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Signal Company|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Work near Peronne on 31 August 1918.
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During the attack on the 31st August, 1918, near PERONNE, this sapper laid and maintained lines to Battalions across the SOMME. The sector was particularly heavily shelled especially at the river crossing. He went from one end to the other repairing the breaks in the cable, although the shell fire at the crossing was most intense. His dogged determination and resourcefulness was undoubtedly the means whereby communication to Battalions was effected. Although very tired and worn out at this period, having been on duty continuously for 63 hours, this man's courage and devotion to duty was exceptionally conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115