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Henry Lawrence FOSTER

Date of birth16 July 1888
Place of birthElmsford, Victoria
OccupationSoldier
AddressDerwent Park, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Height6' 0.75"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Jane Foster, Tregear Street, Derwent Park, Victoria
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a raid on the enemy trenches, he showed splendid leadership, and his courage was of a high order. He was in charge of the raid, and fought his party with great ability, inflicting casualties on the enemy, with trifling loss to his own force.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date30 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 December 1969
Age at death81
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER Henry Lawrence

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