Douglas Harold FOSTER

FOSTER, Douglas Harold

Service Number: 4839
Enlisted: 17 October 1917, Enlisted at Darlinghurst, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Pioneer Battalion
Born: London, England, 1898
Home Town: Lewisham, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
Died: New South Wales, Australia , 1987, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

17 Oct 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4839, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Enlisted at Darlinghurst, NSW
19 Dec 1917: Involvement Private, 4839, 1st Pioneer Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '4' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
19 Dec 1917: Embarked Private, 4839, 1st Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney
22 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1st Pioneer Battalion, At Sutton Valley
23 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4839, 1st Pioneer Battalion, Discharged at the 2nd Military District. Rank lowered from Lance Corporal prior to discharge

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Harold and Mary Anne Charlotte Foster  of 31 Old Canterbury Road, Lewsiham, NSW

Commenced return to Australia on board HT Warwickshire on 5 April 1919 disembarking on the 31 May 1919 in NSW

During 1923 Douglas married Mary S. Brooks in the Marrickville area, NSW

In 1932 Douglas was residing at 56 Hamilton Avenue, Earlwood, NSW

Medal: British War Medal

Also served in the cadets and the Militia