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Frank Ernest FOSTER

Regimental number2152
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 4.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, William B Foster, Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 January 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Discharge date24 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 29 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.

Detached to 14th Infantry Brigade Headquarters as Bandsman, 26 July 1917.

Appointed Corporal, 4 September 1918; Lance Sergeant, 1 November 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 15 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 January 1919.

Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 5 March 1919.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 30 April 1919. Reverted to Lance Sergeant on entraining for RTA.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orita', 23 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 9 August 1919; discharged, 24 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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