Robert Arthur FOSTER


FOSTER, Robert Arthur

Service Number: 2088
Enlisted: 26 April 1916, Enlisted at Fremantle
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, 1894
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Walton-le-Dale National School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 24 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Panel 27, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2088, 44th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Fremantle
10 Oct 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2088, 44th Infantry Battalion
10 Oct 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2088, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Ralph Foster of Walton-le-Dale near Preston of Lancashire

At the time of enlistment Robert was living at Mt.  Marshall, Western Australia

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal