Robert FOSTER

9th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F.

Private, Regimental No. 5802.

Killed in Action , 20 September 1917, Belgium.

 

 

 

 

   

 

Biographical Details

Born: abt. 1887 at Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Father: ?

Mother: ?.

Marital Status: Single,

Education: ?.

Occupation: Railway Constructor.

 

Service and Enlistment Details

Enlisted on 16 December 1915 at Rockhampton, QLD.

Address at Enlistment: Mackay, QLD.

Embarkation Details: Embarked Overseas on

4 May 1916 with 9th  Battalion,

18th  Reinforcements at Brisbane, QLD on

Ship H.M.A.T. A49 "Seang Choon".

Cause of Death: Killed in Action on

20 September 1917 while serving with 9th  Battalion in Belgium at the age of 40 years.

Burial place: No known grave.

Next of Kin:  Friend, A. Goldfinch, Homebush Mill, Mackay, QLD.

Religion: Church of England.

Commemorative Details
Memorials:

Panel 55, Australian War Memorial;

The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Panel No: 17;

Homebush State School Honour Board

Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Board;  

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