George Samuel FOSKETT


FOSKETT, George Samuel

Service Number: 3175
Enlisted: 1 March 1917, Bathurst, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Sofala, New South Wales, 18 June 1887
Home Town: Sofala, Mid-Western Regional, New South Wales
Schooling: Sofala Public School
Occupation: Coal miner
Died: Died of wounds, Jordan Valley, Palestine, 20 June 1918, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3175, Bathurst, New South Wales
10 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3175, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3175, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boorara, Melbourne
20 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 3175, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Egypt and Palestine - Light Horse and AFC Operations

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Eldest of the children of John William and Mary Jane Foskett.

Born and raised in Sofala.

Enlisted after receiving a "white flower".

"Brother of 2896 Pte. Hamilton James Foskett (/explore/people/326121) who returned to Australia at the cessation of hostilities

"...3175 Trooper George Samuel Foskett, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, of Sofala, NSW. A coal miner prior to enlistment, he embarked from Melbourne with the 1st Light Horse Regiment aboard HMAT Boorara on 10 May 1917. While serving in Palestine, Tpr Foskett died of wounds on 20 June 1918, aged 31." - SOURCE (