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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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