Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Peter Foster

Service number NX113726
Birth Date 30 January 1897
Birth Place Australia: New South Wales, Lismore
Death Date 19 December 1982
Place Lismore
Conflicts/Operations
  • Second World War, 1939-1945
  • Second World War, 1939-1945

Timeline

Date of birth 30 January 1897 Lismore, NSW.
Date commissioned 04 January 1919 Lieutenant.
Other 01 July 1920 Reserve of Officers, 2nd lieutenant.
Other units 23 October 1936 Lieutenant 41st Battalion.
Date promoted 29 August 1939 Captain.
Date promoted 01 May 1940 Temporary major.
Other 1941-11-18 - 1941-12-22 Course - senior officers School.
Other 1942-03-28 - 1942-04-07 Course - anti tank School.
Other units 30 March 1942 Temporary lieutenant colonel, commanding officer 41st Battalion.
Other units 1942-07-20 - 1942-08-03 Attached Headquarters 1st Brigade.
Date and unit at appointment (Officers) 23 July 1942 Enlisted 2nd AIF.
Other units 1943-01-10 - 1944-04-18 Commanding officer 19th Battalion.
Other 04 July 1943 Arrived New Guinea.
Date promoted 23 December 1943 Lieutenant colonel.
Date returned to Australia 12 April 1944 Returned to Townsville.
Other 12 June 1944 Retired List.
Date of death 19 December 1982