|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||December 1917|
Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Cecil 'Bill' Molle Feez, Australian Flying Corps, from ...
Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Cecil 'Bill' Molle Feez, Australian Flying Corps, from Yeronga, Queensland, prior to his posting to France. He enlisted in the AIF as an 18 year old grazier on 22 August 1916 and embarked for overseas as a Gunner with the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (service number 31938) from Sydney on 10 February 1917 aboard RMS Osterley. In July 1917 he transferred to the Australian Flying Corps and graduated as Flying Officer Pilot. After being promoted to Lieutenant (Lt) on 10 March 1918, he was shot down near Arras, France and captured by the Germans on 28 March 1918. He was held as a prisoner of war (POW) at Limburg, Germany until repatriated to England on 13 December 1918. Lt Feez returned to Australia via the USA at his own expense, arriving back in Australia on 29 April 1919. Cecil Feez served as a Squadron Leader in the RAAF in the Second World War.