Guide to the Collection of William Foilan


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Manuscript Name Collection of William Foilan
Manuscript Number MSS 373
Last Updated November 2017
Extent 1 Box
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Soldier’s Identity disc

Scope and Content 

This item is the identity disk of William Foilan, private, 19 Battalion, 2395, who died in France 8 November 1918.

 

Biographical Note 

William Foilan enlisted in the First AIF in 1915

 

Administrative Information 

 

Access 

The collection is available for research.

 

Preferred Citation 

Collection of William Foilan, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box 1, Folder 1.

 

Provenance 

This object was acquired in 2017, donated by a private individual.

 

Personal Names 

William Foilan 1891 - 1918

Subjects 

First World War

 

Corporate Names

First AIF

 

Occupations 

Soldier

Container List 

 

Box 1 

Folder 1 

One identity disc with engraved: 2395, W. Foilan 19 Batt  A I F  C of E.

The disc is tied to a length of string together with a French coin of 1915.