Roy Ebenezer (Ben) FOSTER

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FOSTER, Roy Ebenezer

Service Number: 9347
Enlisted: 26 February 1940
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Grantham, Queensland, Australia, 9 November 1905
Home Town: Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic and Tractor Driver
Died: Killed In Action (Naval Battle HSK Kormoran), Indian Ocean (HMAS Sydney), 20 November 1941, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

26 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman, SN 9347, RAAF Ground Training Units, Laverton, Victoria
26 Feb 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 9347
26 Feb 1940: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 9347
15 Sep 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 9347, No. 9 Squadron (RAAF), RAN Operations - 'SW Pacific / Indian Ocean 1941-43'
20 Nov 1941: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 9347, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2, RAN Operations - 'SW Pacific / Indian Ocean 1941-43'
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 9347

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Roy Ebenezer FOSTER was born on 9th November, 1905 in Grantham, Queensland

His parents were Ebenezer FOSTER & Isabella Frances POLLOCK

He married Phyllis Mary ROBERTSON on 26th December, 1938 in Queensland

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His brother Edward Gordon FOSTER (SN QX24042) also served during WW2 in the Army and was discharged in 1946


Also Listed on HMAS Sydney Memorial Geraldton Western Australia,9 RAAF Squadron Memorial at the Seaplane Memorial in Rathmines NSW, Ipswich War Memorial and AWM Canberra.

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Six members of Number 9 (Fleet Cooperation) Squadron RAAF based at Rathmines were deployed aboard HMAS Sydney to fly and maintain the ship's aircraft; they were all killed when HMAS Sydney and the German auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran engaged in a Naval battle in the Indian Ocean - Flying Officer (Pilot) Raymond Barker Barrey 407000 / Corporal Arthur John Clarke 7143 / Leading Aircraftman Richard Dodds 15452 / Corporal Roy Ebenezer Foster 9347 / Leading Aircraftman Keith Homard 35338 / Sergeant Sidney Marley 3967

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