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Thomas Benjamin FOSTER

Regimental number111A
Place of birthBandon, Cork, Ireland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationChemist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rev J D Foster Ma, Penbroke, Carlow, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 February 1915
Place of enlistmentHamilton, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll111
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1918
Discharge date3 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 18 May 1915; promoted to rank of Lance Corporal, 14 July 1915; promoted to Acting Sergeant, 28 October 1915.

Discharged to duty from Ras-el-Tin Convalescent Home, Alexandria, 10 January 1916 (sore throat); promoted to Staff Sergeant, 31 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria and proceeded to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, 6 April 1916; granted leave from Rouen, 29 May 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 14 May 1917; granted leave, 4 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 5 August 1918 (jaundice). Embarked Rouen on HS 'West Australia', 17 August 1918, and admitted to Reading War Hospital (aenemia); discharged on furlough, 20 September 1918. Marched into No 2 Command Depot, 4 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 5 January 1919. Discharged Melbourne, 3 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER Thomas Benjamin

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