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Charles Edwin FOSTER

Regimental number4777
Place of birthDurham, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Address17 Robert Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height 5' 8.25"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Foster, South Shields, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 December 1918
Discharge date21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Somali', 10 December 1918; disembarked Adelaide, 1 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 21 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 March 1939
Age at death56
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1B, Grave No. 12 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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