William George FOSTER

FOSTER, William George

Service Numbers: 7379, 3312
Enlisted: 22 July 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1883
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, 13 July 1955, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Kyneton Cemetery, Victoria
Bush Land portion, Wall 14
Memorials: Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Waurn Ponds Shire of South Barwon Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 7379, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3312, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Geelong, Victoria
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3312, 7th Infantry Battalion
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3312, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
18 Nov 1915: Embarked Driver, SN 7379, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Persic, Sydney
18 Nov 1915: Involvement Driver, SN 7379, 5th Field Artillery Brigade
24 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion, From the 7th Battalion
15 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 58th Infantry Battalion, From the 59th Battalion
15 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3312, 58th Infantry Battalion, Shell shock
17 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 3312, 58th Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Shell shock but remained on duty
16 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 58th Infantry Battalion, In the field
20 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Driver, SN 7379, Gunshot wound to the right forearm
15 Aug 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 2nd Division Signals, In the field
21 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 3312, 58th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Foster and Hannah Foster nee Herbert of Geelong

Next of kin given as his sister Sarah Fedman of Dudley Street, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 3 May 1919 aboard HT Leicestshire disembarking on the 21 June 1919

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

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Henry Foster of Victoria Bridge, East Maitland, NSW

Returned to Australia via America at own expense on 29 July 1919 aboard Sonoma

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