George FOSTER

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FOSTER, George

Service Numbers: 164, 1267
Enlisted: 13 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: New Southgate, London N11, England, 1890
Home Town: Stepney, Norwood Payneham St Peters, South Australia
Schooling: Public Elementary School, London, England
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Guedecourt, near Bapaume, France, 15 January 1917
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 13 Headstone inscription reads: God be with you till we meet again
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, St Peters Heroes War Memorial, St Peters Heroes War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 164, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
12 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1267, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 164, 2nd Infantry Battalion
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 164, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
20 Dec 1914: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1267, 16th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1267, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
28 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1267, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Gunshot wound to the left loin
1 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 2nd Infantry Battalion, At Gallipoli
11 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 164, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Wounds to legs and arms
29 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 16th Infantry Battalion, Promoted at Mudros
3 Mar 1916: Transferred Sergeant, 48th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 16th Battalion to the 48th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir
27 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 2nd Infantry Battalion
15 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1267, 48th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of the of enlistment was 216 York Street, North Sydney, NSW

Son of  Rhyllis Foster of 48 Seaham Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

Commenced return to Australia on 6 July 1919 aboard HT Boorara disembarking on 28 August 1919

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

Previously served in the Northumberland Fuseliers and in South Africa

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Son of Edward and Emily Foster; husband of Julia Emily Foster of 54 Nelson Street, Stepney, Adelaide, SA. :ater of Port Elliot, SA

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