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James FOSTER

Regimental number2986
Place of birthChatfield Road, Huntingfield, Helsworth
SchoolGovernment School
Age on arrival in Australia14
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, James Foster, Gratfield Road, Huntingfield, Hailsworth, Suffolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 7 October 1916 - 47 Battalion 7th Reinforcements; taken on strength 47 Battalion 8 May 1917.
FateKilled in Action 18 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row A, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Waldron James FOSTER, Cratfield Road, Huntingfield, Halesworth, Suffolk, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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