Frederick FOSTER

FOSTER, Frederick

Service Number: 3733
Enlisted: 16 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, 15 July 1885
Home Town: Omeo, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, 1925, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Burial took place on the 6 November 1925. Church of England area, Compartment J, Section 10, Grave 23
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World War 1 Service

16 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3733, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3733, 14th Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3733, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 46th Infantry Battalion, From the 14th Battalion
17 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , From 46th Battalion
15 Jun 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 24th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, From 12th Field Artillery Brigade and promoted to the rank of Gunner
25 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , From 24th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Jul 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 3733, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit with chronic bronchitis

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 28 Farm Street, Newport, Victoria. Husband of Daisy Foster of 64 Starr Street, Paddington, London, England

Son of Charles Gilbert Foster and Mary Foster nee Woodhead of Omeo, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 12 May 1918 on board HT Gaika disembarking on 5 July 1918

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal