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Full Name
Foster Irwin
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Foster
Surname
Irwin
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
40326
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
F. Irwin (father), Tahuna Road, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date
2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Corinthic
Destination
Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number
57
Page on Nominal Roll
36
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Havrincourt, France
Date of Death
9 September 1918
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference
III. E. 18.
Biographical Notes
Foster Irwin was the son of Foster and Jane Irwin, of Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Morrinsville.
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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