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Full Name
Colin Cecil Foster
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Colin Cecil
Surname
Foster
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
15338
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs E.M. Foster (mother), Foyle Street, Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Foyle Street, Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand
Military District
Oamaru
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit
Infantry Reinforcements
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 157
Campaigns
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
26 November 1941
Age at Death
22
Year of Death
1941
Cemetery Name
Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Biographical Notes
Colin Foster was the son of George Ward Foster and Ethel May Foster, of Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Additional Information
Year of death on CWGC is 1942 in error
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Pringle, D., Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington: Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy URL: http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-20Ba.html
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