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Frederick Sebastian FOSTER

Regimental number894
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolSefton Park High School
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Addressc/o Mrs Carr, President Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7.75"
Weight156 lbs
Next of kinMrs Foster, 28 Rullerton Road, Liscard Cheshire, England
Previous military serviceServed as a bugler in the Liverpool Scottish 1898 and in the Royal Australian Artillery
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentHelena Vale, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death7 May 1915
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 33), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Augustus Charles and Jane FOSTER, 28 Rullerton Road, Liscard, England. Native of Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Found guilty, 28 September 1914, of being absent without leave: fined 5/-.

Found guilty, 5 October 1914, of being absent without leave: fined 7/6-.

Found guilty, 29 October 1914, of being absent without leave: awarded 28 days' confined to camp.

Embarked Freemantle, 2 November 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 2 March 1915.

Found guilty, 27 March 1915, of (1) drunkenness on active service and (2) giving a false name: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No. 2.

Died of wounds received in action, HMT "Osmanieh", 7 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER Frederick Sebastian

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