George FOSTER

FOSTER, George

Service Numbers: 2921, 2921A
Enlisted: 19 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, 1878
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Rope maker
Died: Natural causes (heart attack), Adelaide, South Australia, 3 December 1953
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide
Kendrew Oval, Row 6, Grave 50
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2921, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2921, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2921, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
1 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2921A, 32nd Infantry Battalion

George Foster

George Foster, born Geelong in 1878, was the husband of Catherine Foster. He was also the eldest son of Thomas and Ellen Foster

George and Catherine had three children;
Thomas Foster born 5 July 1913 died 13 October 1913
George Edward Foster 1914-1994
Edward William Foster 1923-1990

George worked as a labourer in a ropeworks firstly in Geelong, Victoria then later in Port Adelaide

After the war his health deteriorated and he was limited in what he could do.He is buried in the West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide

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Biography

32 Battalion

Rank -  Private

10 May 1917 - Fined 4 days pay for losing kit and arms

4 October 1917 - Wounded in action but remeined on duty

Husband of Catherine Foster (nee Simmons) of Nash Street, Brompton South Australia.

Brother of 289 Private Edward Joseph Foster of 43 Battalion.  Killed  in action on 4 October 1917; 1868 Private Thomas Foster  of 43 Battalion. Died of wounds 5 October 1917; 1665 Private John Foster of the 48 Battalion. Returned to Australia on 2 June 1919; 2921  Private George Foster 32 Battalion. Returned to Australia 22 May 1919

Father of Thomas Foster 5 July 1913 - 7 October 1913

George Foster 20 September 1914 - 27 January 1997

Edward William Foster 13 March 1923 - 20 October 1991

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