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Full Name
Henry Foster
Rank Last Held
Driver
Forename(s)
Henry
Surname
Foster
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
  • 9/1163
  • 9/1168
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Trooper
Next of Kin
Mrs C. Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Tarras, Otago, New Zealand
Military District
Otago
Body on Embarkation
6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
14 August 1915
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Tofua
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
241
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Field Artillery, 2 Division Ammunition Column
Place of Death
France
Date of Death
16 December 1916
Age at Death
30
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Died of disease
Cemetery Name
Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne, France
Grave Reference
VIII. C. 195.
Biographical Notes
  • Son of Christina and the late Edward Foster, of Lowburn Ferry, Otago
  • One of three brothers who died in service during the Great War
Additional Information
Serial Number appears as 9/1163 in Nominal Rolls, as 9/1168 in Archives New Zealand
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com | Auckland Museum