Private James Herbert Foster

Service number VX63764
Birth Date 25 March 1922
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Horsham
Death Date 03 October 2016
Death Place Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Townsville
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Army
Unit 2/29th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945

Private James Herbert Foster enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 22 September 1941. He served with 2/29 Australian Infantry Battalion in Malaya, but was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in February 1942. Private Foster spent the remainder of the war as a prisoner, and returned to Australia in September 1945. He was discharged on 27 November 1945.



Date of birth 25 March 1922
Date of enlistment 22 September 1941
Date of discharge 27 November 1945
Date of death 03 October 2016