Raymond Foster

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Raymond Foster
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The West Australian Mon 18 Jan 1954 Page 20
Personal Information
Date of Birth 18 Jan 1925
Place of Birth Fremantle, Western Australia
Death 22 Jun 2000, aged 75
Place of Death Nedlands, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 17 years, 11 months
Description 5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 166lbs
75.296 kg
; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
Occupation App Boilermaker
Religion Church of England
Address Bunbury road, Byford, Western Australia
Next of Kin Father , Mr. John Lewis Foster
Military Information
Reg Number W94209
Date of Enlistment 12 Jan 1943
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia

Pre War

Ray was a student of the Byford Primary School from 1931 until 1934, and left school at the end of 1938.

War Service

In Claremont on 13 Jun 1942, Raymond enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps with Army Number W82419, and was allocated to the 3rd (Swan) VDC Battalion. Transferred to the 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion on 28 Feb 1943 he was issued a new Army Number (W94209). Raymond was Struck off Strength on 23 Nov 1943.

Post War

On 16 Jan 1954 Ray married Dorrit Tresidder in St Paul's Church Nedlands.

Electoral Roll entries: 1954 at Bunbury road, Byford, Boilermaker; 1958 - 1980 at 10 Kitchener street, Nedlands, boilermaker.


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