Service Number: 6319
Enlisted: 4 May 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Stoke, Staffordshire, England, 17 June 1862
Home Town: Campbell Town, Northern Midlands, Tasmania
Schooling: The Wick Hove, Sussex, England
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Morlancourt, France, 10 June 1918, aged 55 years
Cemetery: Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette
Plot 1V, Row C, Grave 5, Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Bray-sur-Somme, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Campbell Town Roll of Honour, Campbell Town St Luke's Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

4 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Major, 26th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Major, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Brisbane
29 Jun 1915: Involvement Major, 26th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
30 May 1916: Discharged AIF WW1, Major, 26th Infantry Battalion
10 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6319, 25th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Cairns, QLD
23 Dec 1916: Embarked Private, 6319, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
23 Dec 1916: Involvement Private, 6319, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Demosthenes embarkation_ship_number: A64 public_note: ''
20 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 25th Infantry Battalion, In France
10 Jun 1918: Involvement Corporal, 6319, 25th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 6319 awm_unit: 25 Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1918-06-10

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Blanche Laura Foster of 'Mertonvale', Campbell Town, Tasmania

Commenced return to Australia on board HT Ulysses 4 January 1916 dismbarking on the 5 February 1916 for discharge

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia aged 21 years. Son of J. Foster of Trentvale Farm, Stoke, Staffordshire, England

Address at the time of enlistment was Atherton, QLD

Next of kin was given as his brother William Foster of Atherton, QLD

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal