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Robert Arthur FOSTER

Regimental number2088
Place of birthPreston, Lancashire, England
SchoolWalton in Dale National School
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressMt Marshall, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Ralph Foster, Walton-le-Dale near Preston, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death29
Place of burialMENIN (Panel 27)
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
138
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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