Reginald William FOSTER

FOSTER, Reginald William

Service Numbers: Not yet discovered
Enlisted: 23 April 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, 1 September 1886
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: North Rockhampton and Central State School for Boys, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 43), Gallipoli, Turkey
Memorials: Gracemere Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

23 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion
12 Jun 1915: Involvement 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '11' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Karoola embarkation_ship_number: A63 public_note: ''
12 Jun 1915: Embarked 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Karoola, Brisbane
8 Aug 1915: Involvement Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 15th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1915-08-08
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 15th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli, Killed in action attacking Sari Bair

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gallipoli Association

Lieutenant Reginald William Foster, 15th Battalion from Rockhampton, Queensland.

A 28 year old school teacher prior to being appointed a Second Lieutenant on 23 April 1915. He embarked for overseas service with the 6th Reinforcements from Brisbane, Queensland aboard HMAT Karoola on 12 June 1915.

Lt Foster joined the 15th Battalion at Gallipoli in 1915 and was killed in action on 8 August 1915.

He is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey with others who have no known grave.

AIF Project - Other details from Roll of Honour Circular
Prominant citizen in Rockhampton. Appointed public school teacher. Was posted as missing from Suvla Bay on 6 August 1915 - his first action.Buried at Gallipoli