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Full Name
William Foster
Rank Last Held
Trooper
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Foster
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
9/698
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
2nd Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
Otago Mounted Rifles
Embarkation Date
14 December 1914
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Verdala or Willochra or Knight of the Garter
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
Vol1
Page on Nominal Roll
241
Last Unit Served
Otago Mounted Rifles
Place of Death
Malta to Gallipoli
Date of Death
16 November 1915
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1915
Cause of Death
Died of enteric
Cemetery Name
Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference
D. V. 5.
Biographical Notes
Son of Christina Foster, of Lowburn Ferry, Cromwell, Central Otago, and the late Edward Foster
Description of Image
Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916
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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