John James (Jack) FORSTER MM

FORSTER, John James

Service Number: 31189
Enlisted: 8 October 1916, Sydney
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: HQ Education Services
Born: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 22 May 1896
Home Town: Kurri Kurri, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Kurri Kurri Public School, Maitland High School and the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Teacher
Died: Natural causes, Belmont Hospital, Belmont, New South Wales, Australia, 25 December 1984, aged 88 years
Cemetery: Beresfield Crematorium, NSW
Cremated - East Garden Wall 13/1 60H
Memorials: Maitland High School Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 31189, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, Sydney
19 Dec 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 31189, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
19 Dec 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 31189, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column, RMS Orontes, Sydney
8 Jul 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
29 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, For bravery near Verbranden-Molen, Belgium during September/October 1917, under daily shelling, regularly repairing lines of communication across a distance of 600 yards so that communication was always maintained with Brigade Headquarters.
30 Nov 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 36th Heavy Artillery Group
31 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, HQ Education Services
30 Apr 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, HQ Education Services
8 Aug 1919: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, HQ Education Services, HT Katoomba, England for return to Australia with wife - disembarking Sydney 25 September 1919
2 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, HQ Education Services

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