Studio portrait of 541 Private Henry George Foster, 1st Anzac Cyclist Battalion, of Wattle Flat, ...

Accession Number P07033.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 541 Private Henry George Foster, 1st Anzac Cyclist Battalion, of Wattle Flat, NSW. A timber carter prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 4th Reinforcements on HMAT Anchises (A68) on 24 August 1916. He later transferred to the 4th Machine Gun Battalion and attained the rank of corporal in July 1918. On 18 September 1918, near Jeancourt, he was severely wounded in both legs during an advance. He died of these wounds on 19 September 1918 and is buried at Brie British Cemetery, near Peronne.