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Charles Alfred Porter FORSTER

Regimental number3391
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolMaffra State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDental mechanic
AddressMaffra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alfred Forster, Maffra, Victoria
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20.4
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row Q, Grave No. 14), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred John and Mary Jane FORSTER, Maffra, Victoria. Native of Melbourne
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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