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The West Australian Mon 18 Jan 1954 Page 20
|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|
5'9" (1.75m) tall ; 166lbs|
75.296 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Bunbury road, Byford, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr. John Lewis Foster|
|Date of Enlistment||12 Jan 1943|
|Unit/Formation||2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
Ray was a student of the Byford Primary School from 1931 until 1934, and left school at the end of 1938.
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.
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.