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Athol Foster

Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Athol AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ40967 AWMM
    • WWII 40967 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs H.P.R. Foster (mother), 5 Westbourne Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ40967 AWMM
    • WWII 40967 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

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
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed in an aircraft accident AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Athol Foster was the son of Harry Percy Rae Foster and Janet Grierson Foster, of Remuera, Auckland.

    Attended King's College 1929-33, where he was a member of Parnell House.

    A reporter with the New Zealand Herald and also the Straits Times before the war.

    Next of kin details compiled from information in the Casualty lists published in the newspapers. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 July 1941 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    WhenuapaiAuckland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Block E, Row 39, Grave 18. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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