Victor Charles FOSTER


FOSTER, Victor Charles

Service Number: VX30579
Enlisted: 18 June 1940, Royal Park, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd/3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment
Born: Port Melbourne, Victoria, 18 April 1915
Home Town: Heidelberg, Banyule, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in Action, At sea (Middle East), 29 May 1941, aged 26 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, The Athens Memorial
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World War 2 Service

18 Jun 1940: Enlisted Gunner, SN VX30579, Royal Park, Victoria
29 May 1941: Involvement Gunner, SN VX30579, 2nd/3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, "Operation Lustre" Greece 1941

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Alice Maud Foster of Ivanhoe, Victoria

"...VX30579 Gunner Victor Charles Foster, 3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery. Gunner Foster, aged 26, died while defending the island of Crete against the German land and airborne invasion on 29 May 1941. He was the son of George and Alice Maude Foster, of Ivanhoe, Vic. He is commemorated on the Athens Memorial Face 10..." - SOURCE (