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William Foster

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright restrictions
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 - No known copyright res … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Foster AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/698 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 May 1888 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra DunedinOtago Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Tarras, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs C. Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 December 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/698 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • 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
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of enteric AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      6' 0.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      173 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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

    Admitted to NZ Field Ambulance, 13 August 1915 (pleurisy); transferred to Base Hospital, Anzac, 13 August 1915; transferred by HS 'Salta' to Malta, and admitted to hospital, 17 August 1915 ('seriously ill': debility); listed as 'dangerously ill' (debility and pleurisy), 12 October 1915.
    Died of interior bronchial pneumonia, 16 November 1915.

    Parents: Christina Foster, Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Central Otago, and the late Edward Foster AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 November 1915 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta AWMM D. V. 5. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • In loving memory of my grandmothers brother. I have postcards he sent from war plus photos. He was one of 3 brothers who went to WW1 and never returned. We will never forget.
    Public - Anna - Other Relative - 20 April 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 241 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
18 August 2019SelenaPorthcawl, South Wales Researcher
29 September 2017DJToronto CanadaResearcher
20 April 2015AnnaChristchurch New ZealandOther Relative
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