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Auction: 24001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 93

A Great War group of four awarded to Temporary Major H. K. Foster, Royal Marines (Engineers) - late West African Frontier Force - who was additionally awarded the Order of St. Sava for his efforts whilst serving with the Inland Waterways & Docks

1914-15 Star (Lieut. H. K. Foster. Attd. W.A.F.F.); British War Medal 1914-20 (Maj. H. K. Foster. R.M.E.); Victory Medal 1914-19 (Major H. K. Foster.); Serbia, Kingdom, Order of St Sava, 5th Class breast Badge, silver-gilt, silver and enamel, mounted court-style by Spink & Son, light enamel damge to the last, otherwise very fine (4)

Serbian Order of St Sava London Gazette 9 March 1917.

Henry Kenneth Foster was born on 11 January 1880 and served in Kamerun (Cameroons) during the Great War from 19 September 1914. He was a Lieutenant and was with the Nigeria Regiment as was part of their HQ Staff. Latterly joining the Royal Engineers, Foster was commissioned into the Royal Marine Engineers as a Temporary Major on 24 September 1918, having previously served as a Temporary Major with the Inland Waterways and Docks Division of the Royal Engineers, the same day he went on leave. He came back off leave to serve at Southwick, W.Sussex on 10 October 1918 before transferring to Slapton, Devon, on 30 December 1918, where he remained until 13 January 1919 when he returned to Southwick and where he was finally demobilised on 31 March 1919.

His 1914-15 Star was issued by the W.A.F.F., his British War Medal was issued by the Navy and his Victory Medal was issued by whilst serving on the Temporary Special List all of which were issued in 1922 and were sent to Messrs Wag & Co., Dewar House, 11-12 Haymarket, London SW1.

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