Alfred Bertie FOSTER MID

FOSTER, Alfred Bertie

Service Number: 16
Enlisted: 14 September 1914, Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Leicester, England, 1894
Home Town: Needilup, Jerramungup, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy
Plot 111, Row G, Grave 13, Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 16, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Enlisted at Helena Vale, WA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, 16, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '12' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, 16, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
14 Aug 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 16th Infantry Battalion (WW1), At Gallipoli
28 Jan 1916: Honoured Mention in Dispatches, London Gazette on 28 January 1916, page 1209, position 38 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 6 April 1916,page 862, position 85
26 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion, From the 16th Battalion
28 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 48th Infantry Battalion
6 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 48th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 16, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 16 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Sergeant awm_died_date: 1917-04-11

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur George Foster of Needilup, WA. Brother of Frederick Bernard Foster who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915 and has no known grave. His name appears on the Lone Pine Memorial, Panel 53. Also brother of Edward Percy Foster

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Served in the Leicester Yeomanry for 2 years