Thomas Allan FOSTER


FOSTER, Thomas Allan

Service Number: NX31661
Enlisted: 11 May 1941, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Taree, New South Wales, 10 April 1907
Home Town: Taree, Greater Taree, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter/Storeman
Died: Died of Illness (POW of Japan), Sumatra, Sumatra, Netherlands East Indies, 15 July 1945, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Plot 2, Row C, Grave 15, Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Taree Honour Rolls
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World War 2 Service

11 May 1941: Enlisted Private, SN NX31661, Paddington, New South Wales
11 Jun 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX31661, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion
16 Feb 1942: Imprisoned Malaya/Singapore
15 Jul 1945: Involvement Private, SN NX31661, 2nd/20th Infantry Battalion, Prisoners of War

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Anne Foster; husband of Doris Tryste Foster of Taree, NSW; father of two children