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Full Name: Foster Irwin
Rank Last Held: Rifleman
Forename(s): Foster
Surname: Irwin
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 40326
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment: Labourer
Next of Kin: F. Irwin (father), Tahuna Road, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit: Reinforcements J Company
Embarkation Date: 2 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 80
Vessel: Corinthic
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 57
Page on Nominal Roll: 36
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death: Havrincourt, France
Date of Death: 9 September 1918
Age at Death: 30
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Metz-en-Couture Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference: III. E. 18.
Biographical Notes: Foster Irwin was the son of Foster and Jane Irwin, of Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand. Native of Morrinsville.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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