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William Alan Foster

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 2 July 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Alan AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Allan Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 July 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Service number
    36210 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 December 1919 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    December 17th, 1919 Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 19 June 2020 - Research
  • Place of birth
    Christchurch. New Zealand. Public - Ian Banks - Researcher - 19 June 2020 - Research
  • Birth notes
    Son of Allan Thomas & Diny FOSTER of Burwood, Christchurch, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 2 July 2023 - NZ BDM records
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. A. T Foster of Chirstchurch AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Foster was the son of Alan Thomas Foster and Christina Diny Foster, of Burwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Attended Christchurch Technical College (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845610)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    8 June 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    United KingdomEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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  • His sister Alba never forgot him and had this same photo on her wall from 1941 until her death in October 2010. He was her youngest brother. He gave his life and that of his flying crew somewhere over the English channel. One of many promising people who gave their lives to protect their own families, their way of life, their country. Thankyou with all our deepest love and gratitude
    Public - Gail - Other Relative - 22 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Ea - Gw. Archives New Zealand (R17845610) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Deceased New Zealanders (Formerly) serving with RAF [Royal Air Force]. Archives New Zealand, Wellington (R17845760). AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 July 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
19 June 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New Zealand.Researcher
26 February 2020GailRolleston, New ZealandOther relative
05 November 2019KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
22 April 2015GailRolleston new ZealandOther Relative

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