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Daniel Edward FOSTER

Regimental number1072
Place of birthBally Connell, Co Cavanagh, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressKnockadoose, Bally Connell, Co Cavanagh, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height6' 0.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Foster, Knockadoose, Co Cavanagh, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 December 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4040
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 10 September 1917
Discharge date11 May 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 3 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 4 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Found guilty, Tel el Kebir, 16 January 1916, of (1) breaking out of camp; (2) being absent from Tattoo, 16 January, to 0700, 21 January 1916 (105 hours): awarded 168 hours' detention, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 1 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 4 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Admitted to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 November 1916 (injured left hand); discharged to Base Depot, Etaples, 15 December 1916.

Transferred to England, 13 February 1917; marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 17 February 1917.

Found guilty, Montevideo Camp, Weymouth, of overstaying furlough from 9 am, 26 August, till he reported at 9.45 pm, 30 August 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 5 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 10 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 13 November 1917, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged, Sydney (medically unfit: tuberculosis), 11 May 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Victory Medal returned by Repatriation Commission, 21 May 1939.
Date of death20 May 1968
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER Daniel Edward

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