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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
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: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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