FOSTER Mark: 1887-1960 R.T.A. ANZAC

upper yarra anzacs cropThe Upper Yarra Museum has initiated a project to recreate a Memorial avenue of trees dedicated to the WW1 fallen from the old Upper Yarra Shire. The reformed avenue is to be planted along the old railway line, now the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail by Anzac Day 2015.


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Mark FOSTER was born Spring Creek, Young, NSW in 1887, he was a local labourer who listed his address as “the Pines Quest House” Yarra Junction.
Gunner Mark FOSTER was a soldier from the Upper Yarra he embarked 13.4.1915 and returned 28.3.1919 from World War 1. He was awarded a Military Medal for his services, 2.10.1918. “He is devoid of fear and by his courage, ability and energy has been of the greatest value to his unit
Bombardier FOSTER returned to Australia on 28.3.1919 
Family Name FOSTER
Given Names Mark
Birth Date 19.12.1887
Birth Place Spring Creek, Young, NSW
Occupation at time of Enlistment Labourer
Date of Enlistment 30.12.1914
Age at Enlistment 27 years
Service Number(s) 1738
Rank on Enlistment Private
Next of Kin Father: Mark FOSTER
Embarkation Embarkation roll
Address at Date of Enrolment “ The Pines” Guest house Yarra Junction
Date of Embarkation 13.4.1915
Name of Ship HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Port of Embarkation Melbourne,VIC
Nominal roll Nominal Roll
Rank on Nominal Roll Private
Unit on Nominal Roll 6th Field Artillery Brigade,
* Date Returned to Australia 28.3.1919
*Date of Discharge 25.7.1919
*Rank on Discharge Bombardier
*Date of Death 9.4.1960
*Place of death McKinnon
*Age at death 74 years
Honours and Awards Military Medal, 6.10.1918
Local Rolls of Honour Political Labor Council Honor Roll, Shire Hall Yarra Junction 1918 : Upper Yarra RSL

  • Foster.M.
Local Memorials.
Yarra Junction Cenotaph: Enlisted

  • Foster M.


Memorial trees Yarra Junction
AIF Data Base Mark FOSTER

Family and Early Life

Military Service


Commemorating the Fallen – Yarra Junction Cenotaph – The Great War 1914 – 1919 Bob Sutherland, 1999
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