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VC579   Charles Calveley Foss

BORN   8 March 1885

DIED   9 April 1953   AGE   68

VC Won    12 March 1915   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Neuve Chapelle, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Charles Calveley Foss   No.      

VC Issue No.   579   Awards   VC   CB   DSO

Regiment   Bedfordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion


Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier

Place Of Birth   The Firs, Kobe, Osaka, Japan

Place Of Death   In a hospital, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Westhill Cemetery, St James Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   15 April 1953

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 2162, Square 5-8

Gazetted   23 August 1915

VC Presented   28 October 1915 by King George V north-west of the La Buissierre-Hesdigneul Road, near Hesdigneul, France


P  Headstone, Westhill Cemetery, St James Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Charles Foss was born in Japan, his father being the Bishop of Osaka

VC Held By

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment, Luton Museum, Wardown Park, Luton, Bedfordshire, England



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