William Frederick KOSTER

KOSTER , William Frederick

Service Number: 589
Enlisted: 30 November 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 20 November 1893
Home Town: Chinchilla, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway porter
Died: Died of Illness, France, 2 December 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
V. E. 32.,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, Chinchilla War Memorial, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 589, Toowoomba, Queensland
5 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 589, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
5 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 589, 42nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Sydney
9 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 589, 42nd Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, Shrapnel wounds (leg and left buttock)
18 Oct 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 41st Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 41st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Peter Rankin

He served under alias William Frederick Kostin. 

Source Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922
Name William Frederick Koster
Birth Date 20 Nov 1893
Birth Place Queensland
Registration Year 1893
Registration Place Queensland, Australia
Father Johann Frederick Koster
Mother Jane Farr
Page number 14350
Registration Number B053584