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Henry Foster

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  • Service number
    • 9/1163 AWMM
    • 9/1168 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 2 Division Ammunition Column AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 9/1163 AWMM
    • 9/1168 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Presbyterian, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    3 July 1886 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Place of birth
    Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Tarras, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 Aug 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 9/1163 AWMM
    • 9/1168 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 14 Aug 1915-19 September 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 28 AWMM
    Vessel was Tofua AWMM
    Trooper AWMM
    Otago Mounted Rifles AWMM
    6th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of disease AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      164 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Driver AWMM
    New Zealand Field Artillery, 2 Division Ammunition Column AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Christina and the late Edward Foster, of Lowburn Ferry, Otago

    One of three brothers who died in service during the Great War

    Serial Number appears as 9/1163 in Nominal Rolls, as 9/1168 in Archives New Zealand

    Posted to Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment, Mudros, 3 October 1915.
    Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
    Transferred to 4th Brigade Ammunition Column, 11 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 April 1916.
    Admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 6 December 1916, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 8 December 1916 (lobar pneumonia).
    Died of disease, 16 December 1916 (broncho-pneumonia).

    Parents: Christina and the late Edward Foster, Lowburn Ferry, Otago AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    30 AWMM
  • Date of death
    16 December 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of Disease AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    VIII. C. 195. AWMM
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  • Obituary

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  • In loving memory of my grandmothers eldest brother. He was one of 3 brothers killed in WW1. I have in my procession his pay book, postcards sent from the front and photos. We will never forget.
    Public - Anna - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

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20 April 2015AnnaChristchurch New ZealandOther Relative