Thomas Edward FOSTER

FOSTER, Thomas Edward

Service Number: 3338
Enlisted: 22 July 1915, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Birmingham, England, 1880
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 15 June 1917
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France
Plot 1, Row G, Grave 19
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3338, Toowoomba, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3338, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Warilda embarkation_ship_number: A69 public_note: ''
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3338, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
8 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 49th Infantry Battalion
20 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 49th Infantry Battalion
7 Jun 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 3338, 49th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines, Multiple wounds to head, thigh, leg and arm
15 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 3338, 49th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3338 awm_unit: 49th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Sergeant awm_died_date: 1917-06-15

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia at the age of 12 years

Son of John and Caroline Foster; husband of Mrs. Florence Mary Foster of Garget Street, Toowoomba. Father of Florence Emily Foster, Elsie Ada Foster and Ethel Edith Foster

26 January 1916 - Charged with being AWOL and drunk in the lines, Fined 1 day's full pay

10 September 1916 - to hospital with a septic hand

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

Also served in India with the British Army's Cheshire Regiment