John Ernest FOSTER

FOSTER, John Ernest

Service Number: 6859
Enlisted: 1 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 15th Field Ambulance
Born: Mitcham, South Australia, 15 September 1892
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 10 August 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brown Hill Creek Public School WW1 Pictorial Roll of Honor, Mitcham Baptist Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6859, Keswick, South Australia
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6859, 8th Field Ambulance, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6859, 8th Field Ambulance, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
10 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, 6859, 15th Field Ambulance, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Driver J. ERNEST FOSTER, youngest son of Mrs. F. Foster, of Waverley-street, Upper Mitcham, who, in January of this year, was highly commended by General Sir W. R. Birdwood for conspicuous services  rendered in France, was killed in action on August 10. He served six months in Egypt with the 15th Field Ambulance, and was then transferred to France, where for 2½ years he was on active service. He  was 25 years of age, and had resided at Mitcham. He was a fine manly fellow, and was held in high esteem by all.