Thomas Edward FOSTER

Thomas Edward Foster Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
England
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
22-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
35
Status
Married
Service No
3338
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Sergeant
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
5 June 1917
Place
Messines, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, France
Notes

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.

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