|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Brown Hill Creek, Mitcham, South Australia|
|School||Public School Public School, South Australia|
|Address||Waverley Street, Upper Mitcham, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Fanny E Foster, Waverley Street, Upper Mitcham, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Keswick, South Australkia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Driver|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||15th Field Ambulance|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Not awarded. Congratulatory Card issued; promulgated in Australian Military Order, No 11, 12 January 1918.
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Amiens, France|
|Age at death||25.11|
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row D, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Arthur and Fanny E. FOSTER, Waverley Street, Mitcham, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Found guilty, serapeum, 6 January 1916, of being absent from 10.30 am till 12 noon parade: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks.
Transferred to 15th Field Artillery Brigade, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 9 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.
Remustered as Driver, 3 September 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 3 December 1916; discharged to duty, 10 December 1916.
Found guilty, 19 July 1917, of being absent from his post whilst on picquet duty, 19 July 1917: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.
On leave to the United Kingdom, 9 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 22 August 1917.
'Army Corps commander expressed appreciation of gallant services rendered during recent operations', 31 October 1917.
Found guilty, 5 March 1918, of while on Active Service contravention of 4th Army Standing Order No 1082, namely, trotting a horse on paved roads: admonished.
On leave to Paris, 28 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 7 August 1918.
Killed in action, 10 August 1918 (shrapnel wound, abdomen).Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, FOSTER John Ernest|