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Harry Bold Foster

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Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Harry Bold AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23362 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    12 September 1902 AWMM OamaruOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Sep 1939 AWMM 27 Elizabeth Street, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Irene Mary Foster (wife), 27 Elizabeth Street, Whangarei, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23362 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Lung cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married at the time of enlistment and with one daughter.

    Honourable discharge when he returned on the first furlough in 1943 as he was 41 years old.

    Possibly named on a Roll of Honour at Woodville RSA (informant note c1999) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 July 1974 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Woodville RSA Cemetery, Woodville, Tararua District, New Zealand AWMM 52 Row A AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald c. 11 July 1974 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Tararua District Council cemetery records
    http://www.tararuadc.govt.nz/asp/cemetery_search.asp?ID=34
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Correspondence with family AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 157 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald c. 11 July 1974 AWMM

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