Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.
Thomas Foster arrived in Egypt in January 1916 and transferred to the newly-raised 49th Battalion. He arrived in France in June with his new unit which fought its first major battle at Mouquet Farm in August. In Belgium on 7 June 1917 he was severely wounded in action at Messines and admitted to the New Zealand Stationery Hospital at Hazebrouck. He died there a week later.