Foss, Ernest Cecil (Corporal d.1918)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number 1DRL/0299
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallett: 1 cm.
Object type Letters
Maker Foss, Ernest Cecil
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1916-1918
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
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the service of 5969 Corporal Ernest Cecil Foss, 11 Infantry Battalion, England and France, 1916-1918. Collection includes photostat copies of Foss's letters to his mother and sisters describing voyage to England via Cape Town, camp life at Andover and Durrington, England, and active service in France.

History / Summary

This collection reflects Ernest Foss's eagerness to see active frontline service, and his own confidence in his ability to lead men. The letters show his concern for the family farm in Western Australia.

Biographical note: Corporal Ernest Cecil Foss, 11 Battalion, killed in action 3 June 1918 at Merris, France. Farmer, of Batakino, Western Australia. Born Perth, Western Australia; educated at Perth Boys' School; age at time of death, 32.