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Full Name
Robert Foster
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
Robert
Surname
Foster
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
8/137
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Next of Kin
Mrs Christina Foster (mother), Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Lowburn Ferry, New Zealand
Military District
Otago
Body on Embarkation
Main Body
Embarkation Unit
Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date
16 October 1914
Place of Embarkation
Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll
241
Last Unit Served
Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of Death
4 August 1915
Age at Death
21
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey
Grave Reference
II. B. 4.
Biographical Notes
Son of Christina and the late Edward Foster, of Lowburn Ferry, Otago
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915
Archives NZ source
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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