Alfred James FOSTER


FOSTER, Alfred James

Service Number: 2782
Enlisted: 6 November 1916, Armidale, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 33rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Emmaville, New South Wales, 1895
Home Town: Emmaville, Glen Innes Severn, New South Wales
Schooling: Emmaville Public School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, France, 16 July 1917
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery
Plot 1, Row T, Grave 15
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Emmaville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2782, Armidale, New South Wales
25 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2782, 33rd Infantry Battalion
25 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2782, 33rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Beltana, Sydney
16 Jul 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2782, Shell wounds to front and left thigh

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Robert and Annie Foster; brother of Florence Gorsuch

11 March 1917 - To hospital at Fargo - Influenza

18 April 1917 - Charged with acting to prejudice of good order and Military Discipline in that he tried to escape when ordered to halt by a superior officer. Fined 7 days full pay

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal