|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm.|
Foss, Cecil Maitland
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/48|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Foss, Cecil Maitland (Captain)
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.
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.