Harold Henry FOSTER

FOSTER , Harold Henry

Service Number: 24459
Enlisted: 24 May 1916, Enlisted at Maribyrnong, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Devenish, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telephone Mechanic
Died: Bundoora, Victoria, 21 August 1961, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

24 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, SN 24459, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlisted at Maribyrnong, Victoria
27 Jun 1916: Involvement Driver, SN 24459, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Driver, SN 24459, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
17 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 23rd Field Artillery Brigade (disbanded Jan 1917), From the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Train
6 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Driver, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, From the 234d Field Artillery Brigade
4 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 5th Field Artillery Brigade , From the 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column
9 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , From the 12th Field Artillery Brigade
27 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 24459, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Gassed
3 Jun 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 24459, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Discharged at the 3d Military District as medically unfit

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Birth name registered at Harold Henry Fostineo. Address at the time of enlistment was 46 Butler Street, North Richmond, Victoria

Son of Lewis (Louis) Fostineo and Henrietta Matilda Fostineo formerly Donnelly nee Williams of Wunghnu, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 15 February 1918 aboard HTLlanstephen Castle

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Using the name of Harold Henry Foster he married Lucy Marion Adolphson in Victoria during 1920

While living near Tocumwal, NSW during August 1940 he dropped the use of his middle name of Henry. but in 1950 while living at Royal Park he added 'Cross' to his surname

During August 1943 Harold was living in South Terrace, Adelaide, SA from Perth, WA. In November 1947 he was residing at Numurkah, Victoria

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