George Henry Harold FOSTER

FOSTER, George Henry Harold

Service Number: 4952
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: New South Wales, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 11 April 1968, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Cremated on 17 April 1968. Ashes interred on 13 January 1988 in Tranquility section, Wall 66, Niche F006. Interment number 244724 which expired on 13 January 2013
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
27 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion, Shrapnel wounds to the leg and right arm
4 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion, Wounded 2nd occasion
5 Oct 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion, Reverted to Private on 13 October 1918 at his own request
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4952, 16th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 5th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Sarah E. Price formerly Foster of Mount Morgan, WA

Husband of Etheline Sarah Foster of 170 Manchester Road, Swindon, England. George and Etheline married in the Swindon Registry Office, England on 20 February 1917. Registrar John P. Kirby officiated. Etheline died at Mt Gambier in August 1956

Commenced return to Australia on 21 June 1919 aboard HT Konigin Louise disembarking on 2 August 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal