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Regimental number4682
Place of birthKin Kora, near Pittsworth, Queensland
SchoolErskineville Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmiths striker
AddressBarradine PO, Barradine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C Foster, Barradine PO, Barradine, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 13 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Did excellent work as first bayonet man in a bombing party that entered and cleared 150 yards of Malt Trench.
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917

FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 13), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: C. and Annie FOSTER

Military Medal

'This man was first bayonet man of a bombing party that entered MALT TRENCH and cleared it for a distance of 150 yards. His work throughout the whole action was excellent. He was also a member of a special bombing party that attacked the block established in MALT TRENCH by the Huns.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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