Francis Leonard FOSTER

FOSTER, Francis Leonard

Service Number: 3776
Enlisted: 26 January 1917, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sale, Victoria, Australia, 1868
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, 1947, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Kyneton Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

26 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3776, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
11 May 1917: Involvement Private, SN 3776, 2nd Pioneer Battalion
11 May 1917: Embarked Private, SN 3776, 2nd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
4 Nov 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 3776, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Age given at embarking was 45 years however his birth was registered in 1868 which would make almost 50 years at enlistment

Son of William Henry Foster and Catherine McLean Foster nee Patterson of Victoria

Next of kin given as his brother William Adolphus Foster of Kyneton, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 24 July 1919 on board HT Bakara disembarking on the 26 september 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal