Ernest Cecil FOSS


FOSS, Ernest Cecil

Service Number: 5969
Enlisted: 29 January 1916, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, Western Australia, 1884
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer & Agent
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 June 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated in St George's Cathedral, Perth, WA, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bruce Rock War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

29 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Perth, Western Australia
7 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5969, 11th Infantry Battalion
7 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5969, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
3 Jun 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5969, 11th Infantry Battalion

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"..5969 Corporal (Cpl) Ernest Cecil Foss, 11th Battalion. A farmer from Subiaco, WA prior to enlistment, Cpl Foss embarked with the rank of Private with the 19th Reinforcements from Fremantle on HMAT Miltiades on 7 August 1916. Subsequent to his promotion to Corporal, he was killed in action on 3 June 1918, aged 33, and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. His two brothers, Captain Cecil Maitland Foss and Second Lieutenant Henry Clinton Foss, both of the 28th Battalion, were also killed in action." - SOURCE (