Foss, Cecil Maitland (Captain)

Accession Number 1DRL/0298
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm.
Object type Book
Maker Foss, Cecil Maitland
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/48
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to service of Captain Cecil Maitland Foss, 28 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916 and 404 Lieutenant Henry Clinton Foss, 28 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1917. Collection includes photostat copy of a commemorative book titled "In ever loving memory of Captain Cecil Maitland Foss, M.C., 28th Battalion and Lieut. Henry Clinton Foss, 28th Battalion (late 10th Light Horse)". Copy made by Australian War Memorial, Melbourne, 1927. Location of original unknown.

History / Summary

This collection reflects the Foss family's pride in the achievements of their sons, Cecil and Henry, and grief at their deaths while on active service.

Biographical note: Captain Cecil Maitland Foss, farmer of Batakino, Western Australia; born Arrino, Western Australia; educated at High School, Perth; age at time of death, 25. He organized and led the first Australian raiding party in France - June 1916. Lieutenant Henry Clinton Foss, farmer of Western Australia; born Perth, Western Australia; educated at Perth Boys' School; age at time of death, 28. He had transferred from 10th Light Horse Regiment to the 28th Battalion.