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William Ernest FOSTER

Regimental number17298
Place of birthBurra, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMotor attendant
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Foster, Salisbury, South Australia
Enlistment date30 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBroken Hill, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameFebruary 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Mcgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Discharge date17 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Melbourne', 5 July 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 18 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1923
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 5, Grave No. East 15), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOSTER William Ernest

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