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 



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.



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


Personal Names 

William Foilan 1891 - 1918


First World War


Corporate Names

First AIF




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.