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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: HMNZT 28
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: Military personnel file
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