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Remembering the men who lost their lives in the capture of this ground including the following from my local area.

28th Battalion.

Lt Herbert Bateman - Pozieres British Cemetery (Bateman's brother was killed at Gallipoli just a few days before evacuation)

No.1907 Pte Henry Carter - Villers Brettoneux Memorial;

No.1948 Pte Thomas Holden - Villers Brettoneux Memorial;

No.749 Cpl Otto Nielsen - Villers Brettoneux Memorial;

No.762 Pte Alex Salter - Villers Brettoneux Memorial.

27th Battalion

No.2348 Pte Charles Dunbar - Villers Brettoneux Memorial

25th Battalion

No.1041 Pte Frank Gracie - Villers Bretooneux Memorial

4th Pioneer Bn

No.2296 Pte George McCreery - Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetry

Captain Maitland Foss MC of the 28th Battalion also died of wounds received in this attack. Foss who led the first Australian trench raid in France was an officer who, had he survived, most certainly would have risen high in the ranks, such was the regard in which he was held to officers and men alike. Maitland Foss had two brothers, Henry & Ernest who were killed later on in the war. Their photos can be seen in the AWM Honour Roll.

Regards

Andrew

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A postcard bearing the signature of Foss's brother is being offered on

eBay

"Second Lieutenant Henry Clinton Foss (at that time Sgt Foss) of the 28th Bn A.I.F. and formerly with the Western Australian 10th Light Horse Regiment. He survived the charge at the Nek, at Gallipoli and was mentioned in despatches."

I'm sure that the mods would like me to point out that we aren't allowed to question the claims made by eBay vendors, and I'm very happy to state that I have no problems at all with this item. Several people are prepared to bid very high for it - up to £134 so far.

Moonraker

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A postcard bearing the signature of Foss's brother is being offered on

eBay

.. Several people are prepared to bid very high for it - up to £134 so far.

Moonraker

It went for £232.15.

Moonraker

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