Edgar Charles FOSTER MC

FOSTER, Edgar Charles

Service Numbers: 1387, V5182
Enlisted: 27 August 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 17 Garrison Battalion
Born: Drysdale, Victoria, Australia, 24 August 1888
Home Town: Herne Hill, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer's Assistant
Died: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 8 October 1968, aged 80 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
DODONAEA, WALL NICHE SINGLE, WALL T NICHE 100
Memorials: Drysdale Methodist Church Honor Roll, Drysdale State School No 1645 Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Aug 1914: Enlisted
27 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Broadmeadows, Vic.
20 Nov 1914: Involvement Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
20 Nov 1914: Embarked Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
30 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
6 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli
11 Sep 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 1387, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, SW to leg. Evacuated to Malta then England. Rejoined unit in Egypt 21 April 1916.
1 May 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Gunner, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Egypt
1 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , France
1 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Battery Sergeant Major, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , France
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Battery Sergeant Major, SN 1387, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Mouquet Farm
15 Dec 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , England (Officers School). rejoined unit 21 February 1917 in France.
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Bullecourt (First)
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Messines
1 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Belgium
17 Aug 1917: Honoured Military Cross, Messines
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Polygon Wood
20 Dec 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , The Battle of Amiens
6 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , RTA 20 November 1918 for termination of appointment (1914 Leave).

World War 2 Service

9 Aug 1940: Involvement SN V5182, 17 Garrison Battalion
9 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), SN V5182, 17 Garrison Battalion, Enlisted at Sth Melbourne, Vic. with rank of Lieutenant. Promoted to Captain 1 January 1941. Appointed OC of No.1 Internment Camp, Tatura 31 May 1942. Promoted Major 4 July 1942.
9 Aug 1940: Enlisted SN V5182, 17 Garrison Battalion
16 May 1944: Discharged SN V5182, 17 Garrison Battalion
16 May 1944: Discharged Australian Army (Post WW2), SN V5182, 17 Garrison Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement Captain, SN V5182

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Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed the greatest coolness and determination in maintaining the ammunition supply under circumstances of the greatest possible danger from a dump of shrapnel and gas shell which was burning fiercely and exploding in all directions. He re-organized a party and successfully carried out the work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917