FOSTER, Frederick
(Service number 24155)

Aliases Fred
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 6 December 1895 Place of Birth Rangiora

Enlistment Information

Date 5 February 1916 Age 20 years 2 months
Address at Enlistment Kingsdown Nr Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience 2nd South Canterbury Regiment (still serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. FOSTER (mother), Weedon's, Canterbury; Mrs Ann J. FOSTER (mother), Springton Railway, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9¼ inches. Weight 134 lbs. Chest measurement 33½-36 inches. Complexion fair. Eyes grey. Hair light brown. Sight and hearing both good. Colour vision correct. Limbs well formed. full and perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 13th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 27 May 1916
Transport Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 17 August 1919 Reason No longer physically fit for war service (Bomb wound right leg & left knee

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Lost right leg & gun shot wound to left knee joint.

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 February 1955 Age 60 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick FOSTER was the son of Joseph and Annie FOSTER.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [20 May 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5537 0041548) [22 May 2016]; Timaru Herald, 7 December 1915, 9 February 1916, 2 May 1916, 16 October 1917, 28 December 1917, 7 October 1919, Dominion, 9 October 1916, 14 November 1917, Evening Post, 13 & 20 October 1917, Press, 9 July 1919 (Papers Past) [20, 21, 22 & 23 May 2016]

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