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Robert Foster

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  • Service number
    8/137 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Otago Infantry Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    8/137 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Lowburn Ferry, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Christina Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 Oct 1914 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
    8/137 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 Unknown AWMM
    Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM from Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 5 or HMNZT 9 AWMM
    Vessel was Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Otago Infantry Battalion AWMM
    Main Body 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Otago Infantry Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    21 AWMM
  • Date of death
    4 August 1915 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Killed in Action AWMM
  • Place of death
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Death notes
    Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
  • Grave reference
    II. B. 4. AWMM
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  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • In loving memory of my grandmothers loved youngest brother. She missed him greatly and never forgot him. He was one of 3 brothers killed. His diary, pay book, and the many postcards are lovingly cared for by me, and hopefully by future generation, for the next 100 years . We will never forget.
    Public - Anna - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

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20 April 2015Anna Christchurch New ZealandOther Relative