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Frank Ronald Foster

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel  F_009. Image taken June 2020.

Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War II Hall of Memories Panel F_009. Image taken June 2020.

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank Ronald AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    30307 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    Abt 1903 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/frank-ronald-foster
  • Place of birth
    NZ Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/frank-ronald-foster
  • Birth notes
    Son of George Foster and of Annie Foster (nee Berry), of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 3 May 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/frank-ronald-foster
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 804 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.R. de B. Foote (sister), 4 Vogel Street, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    30307 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Chainman/Civilian AWMM
    GisborneGisborne AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frank Foster was the son of George Foster and of Annie Foster (nee Berry), of Gisborne, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    24 October 1942 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. B. 2. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Foster.— Gnr. Frank Ronald Foster, killed in action. His duty nobly done. —lnserted by J.B. and J.C.

    Killed in Action Foster, Gnr,. Frank Ronald. _ Sister: Mrs: E. R.. Foote; Gisborne. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 July 2023 - GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20939, 12 NOVEMBER 1942, PAGE 1 &
    DEATHS TOTAL 37
    GISBORNE HERALD, VOLUME LXIX, ISSUE 20931, 3 NOVEMBER 1942, PAGE 2
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

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Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 July 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
24 July 2015Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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