Henry Arthur FOSTER


FOSTER, Henry Arthur

Service Number: 624
Enlisted: 30 January 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenstown, South Australia, 11 July 1887
Home Town: Northcote, Darebin, Victoria
Schooling: Northcote State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Surveyor Chainman
Died: Wounds - arm, leg & abdomen, 49th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 2 September 1916, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 11
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 624, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 624, 24th Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 624, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
26 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 624, 24th Infantry Battalion, Wounded during raid on an enemy trench resulting in multiple wounds to the body and limbs

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Isaac Foster and Emma Eliza Foster nee Bowyer of 40 Clyde Street, Northcote, Victoria

Previously trained as a Printer

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