William Henderson FOSTER


FOSTER, William Henderson

Service Number: 17141
Enlisted: 17 January 1916, Enlisted at Woollongong
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Beaumont Road, Leyton, Essex, United Kingdom, 1895
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Farmer Road Council School, Leyton, Essex, United Kingdom
Occupation: Hospital Attendant
Died: Killed in action, France, 27 May 1918
Cemetery: Blangy-Tronville Communal Cemetery
Grave 7
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Parramatta Mental Hospital Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

17 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 17141, Enlisted at Woollongong
5 Jun 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 17141, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
5 Jun 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 17141, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Borda, Sydney
27 May 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 17141
29 Sep 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 17141, Wounded and evacuated, severe wounds to the face

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Samuel George and Mary Anne Foster of 20 Carnarvon Road, Leyton, Essex, UK

Arrived in Australia aged 19 years

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in the 7 Battalion Essex Regiment, England