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William Henderson FOSTER

Regimental number17141
Place of birthBeaumont Road, Leyton, Essex, England
SchoolFarmer Road, Leyton, Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressParramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, S Foster, 20 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, Essex, England
Previous military serviceServed 2 years in 7th Battalion Essex Regiment, Territorial Forces.
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 11, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 27 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBlangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery (Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel George and Mary Ann FOSTER, 20 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, Essex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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