William Alfred FOSH

FOSH, William Alfred

Service Number: 6164
Enlisted: 6 June 1916, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tottenham, England, 6 December 1880
Home Town: Paddington, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: London
Occupation: Bricklayer
Died: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, 26 July 1944, aged 63 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, New South Wales
Court of Remembrance, Wall of Memory KK, Niche 0026
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

6 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6164, 18th Infantry Battalion, Sydney, NSW
25 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, 6164, 18th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ascanius embarkation_ship_number: A11 public_note: ''
25 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, 6164, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Sydney
29 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 6164
29 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 6164, 18th Infantry Battalion, Second occasion. Gassed and invalided to England on 3 June 1918
9 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 6164, 18th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District as medically unfit due to gassing

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alfred Fosh and Isabel Fosh of Tottenham, England

Husband of Ellen May Fosh of 15 Hopwell Avenue, Paddington, NSW. Father of Frederick Fosh, William Alfred Fosh and John Edward Fosh

William served at Salisbury Plains and then France and was wounded at Polygon Wood 27 September 1917 and invalided to General Hospital France.  He rejoined his unit after recovering only to be gassed at Morlancourt 26 May 1918 and invalided to hospital in England where he remained until the signing of Armistice.

Commenced return to Australia on 4 December 1918 aboard HT Somerset disembarking on 16 January 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal