Clarence Charles FOSTER

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FOSTER, Clarence Charles

Service Number: 829
Enlisted: 8 March 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: East Perth, Western Australia, 27 November 1896
Home Town: Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Claremont Scotch College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 14 December 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Picardie
Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Scotch College WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 829, Perth, Western Australia
6 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 829, 44th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 829, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Fremantle
14 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 829, 31st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Anne Duerdoth

Brother of 795 Lieut. Milton James Foster (/explore/people/305629) who also went on to serve in WW2

"The many friends of the Misses Foster, of Adelaide-terrace, will regret to hear that their nephew, Clarence Foster, second son of the late Cr. C. J. Foster, was killed in action on December 14 after being only about a fortnight in the trenches. He had only just attained his 20th birthday. The elder brother of the deceased, Milton, who enlisted about a year previously, has been seriously ill in hosiptal in France, and up to the present his relatives have not been able to communicate the sad news to him." - from the Perth West Australian 08 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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