(Service number 24155)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||6 December 1895||Place of Birth||Rangiora|
|Date||5 February 1916||Age||20 years 2 months|
|Address at Enlistment||Kingsdown Nr Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment (still serving)|
|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.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Transport||Willochra or Tofua|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|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.
|Date||5 February 1955||Age||60 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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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