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Jack FOSTER

Regimental number3179
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDungog, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.9
Height5' 2"
Next of kinSister, Mrs. R. Greenless, 2 Dick Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of being below height)
Enlistment date22 January 1917
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 28 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Madras', 28 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER Jack

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