William Charles Foulsum

Male, (1892 - 1957)
FatherWilliam Foulsum (circa 1833 - 1904)
MotherClara Fiddick Swinbourn (1854 - 1899)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthWilliam Charles Foulsum was born 10 October 1892 in Invermay, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO BIRTH CERTIFICATE. William Charles Foulsum. Births in the District of Ballarat in the State of Victoria, 1892 No. 45182. Born 10 October 1892 at Invermay, Bungaree Shire, County Grenville, William Charles [Foulsum], present [at birth registration], male. Father William Foulsum, “farmer,” age 59, born Norfolk England. Married 1 January 1892 at Ballarat. Mother Clara Fiddick Foulsum m.s [maiden surname] Swinbourne, late Fraser, age 38, born Melbourne. Informant Clara Fiddick Foulsum, mother, residence Ballarat. Witnesses: Accoucheur: Dr. Teevan. Nurse: Mrs. Naylor. Occoniers or other Witnesses: Miss Low. Registered 7 November 1892 at Ballarat by Deputy Registrar Saml. Walker. This copy certified by Michael Donovan, assistant government statist of the state of Victoria. (VicBirthCert). 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Birth. Wm Chas Foulsum. Father Wm. Mother Clara Fiddick Swinbourne. b. Ballt, reg in Victoria 1892 #29225. (VicBDMFed). 
Exhibit PHOTO of William Charles Foulsum as a youth. (CorresMAGCO email 6Jun2011).
INFO WORLD WAR I Nominal roll. Lieut Foulsum, William Charles (DOM), 1st Pioneers. 8.10.14 R.T.A. 21.12.17 (AWMNomWW1). 
INFO MILITARY FILE. Covers service in both World War I and II 1914-1948. National Archives of Australia file available to view online: Series B883, # VX59439. Barcode 6113222. 71 pages. World War I: Attestation for William Charles Foulsum, unit: Field Company Engineers, joined 9 Oct 1914. Born in Parish of Invermay, Ballarat; a natural British subject; age 21 years 11 months, occupation- engineer fitter; never an apprentice, not married; next of kin - half sister Miss E. Fraser, Gardener St, Mt Lawley, West Australia. Previous service: R.A.E. 2 1/4 yrs 8th A.F.A. 2 mth. [part illegible]. Signed 9 Oct 1914 at Melbourne,Victoria. Service statement: Enlisted -- promoted Sergeant 9 Oct 1914, From Cairo to Alex. 5 Apr 1915. Promoted. Field boy Anzac Cove 14 Sep 15. Hospital stays for illness to 27 Sep 1915. Promoted- 2 Lieut 10 Jun 1916. Distinguished Conduct Medal 27 Jun 1916. ... "for consistent good work & determination, frequently under shell fire." . . . to Lieut. 10 Sep 1916. Wounded in action - hospital stays in France and England for back and head injuries Jul 1916. Back to duty 11 May 1917. Additional hospital stays in France and England Oct 1917. To return to Australia 21 Dec 1917. A list for service with "Reserve of Officers" shows service until 1923. Additional dates Oct 1939 and Feb 1941. World War II service: 14 Jul 1941: Attestation form-- Army no.VX59439 Foulsum, William Charles, unit 2/1/Army Fld Wrks ??, enlisted at Ryal Park, Victoria. Age 48-9/12 years, born 10 Oct 1892, electrical engineer, married. Other military service . .. Next of kin - wife Anne Foulsum,16 Bundoran Pde, Box Hill North E.12. Signed at Royal Park 14 Jul 1941. Appointed Lieutenant 1 Sep 1941. Embarcation over seas: 2 Nov 1941 to Sydney and M. East. Regimental Offc School, Dec 1941. Many appointments 1942. Embarcation in M. East for Sydney 29 Jan 1943. Appointments in Victoria from Mar 1943. Placed on retired list 19 May 1944. (WW2ServAustr). 
INFO MILITARY MEDAL INDEX. #211 Sjt WC Foulsum, 2 Fld Coy Aus Engrs. Medal: DCM LG 3-6-1916 A32-28. (BritWWIMedal). 
INFO MILITARY MEDAL. Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920. Foulsum W.C. Sjt. 211 2nd Fld.Coy. For consistent good work and determination, frequently under shell fire. 21.6.16. (DistConMedal). 
INFO WAR OFFICE list -soldiers mentioned for "distinguished and gallant services rendered during the period of General Sir Charles Monro's Command of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force." published 13 July 1916 as 4th suppl to London Gazette of 11 July 1916. Australian Troops. Engineers. Foulsum, 211 Serjt. W.C. (LonGazetteAr 13 July 1916 Suppl. p.6955). 
MarriageHe married Anne Sheppard, daughter of George Sheppard and Mary Elizabeth Hall, 25 August 1923 in Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. Certificate of Marriage in the State of Victoria in the Commonwealth of Australia, 1923, Ballarat East Parish. C. of England Denomination. #298. Married August 25th 1923 at St. Paul’s Church Ballarat E. William Charles Foulsom, bachelor, born Ballarat, electrical engineer, age 31 (note asterisk for “nearly” age 31), present and usual residence Yallourn Vic. Father William Foulsum (Farmer). Mother Clara Fiddi[ck] Swinburne [sic]. Anne Sheppard, spinster, born Ballarat, milliner, age 31, present residence Rowe Str. Ballarat E., usual residence Ballarat E. Father George Sheppard (Painter). Mother Mary Elizab[eth] Hall. Marriage by license according to the rits of the church of England. Signatures: W.C. Foulsum, Anne Sheppard. Witnesses Mary Charlotte Sheppard, E. Tweddell. Priest Harry F. Goss. Signed 25th August 1923, H.F. Goss, Vicar of St Pa[uls]. (VicMarrCert). 
INFO CIV REG INDEX Australia Victoria Marriage. FOULSUM, Wm Chas. SHEPPARD Anne. Reg. Victoria 1923 #6659. (VicMArInd42). 
Exhibit PHOTO. William Charles Foulsum in military uniform. (CorresMAGCO letter 1May2011).
DeathWilliam Charles Foulsum died 26 February 1957 in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia, at age 64. 
INFO CEMETERY. Necropolis, Springvale, Victoria, Australia. Foulsum, William Charles, age 64, d. 26 Feb 1957, date of service 27 Feb 1957. Ref #218743, Cremation at Springvale. Location of ashes: Dodonaea - Colonnade niche, Colonnade 3, sec C, niche 87; tenure exp: perpetuity. (SpringNecr). 
INFO CEMETERY RECORD. Springvale Botanical Cemetery [Springvale, Victoria, Australia]. William Charles Foulsum. Religion: Ch of England. Cremation on 27 Feb 1957. Death 26 Feb 1957, age 64. Remains: Dodonaea - Colonnade Niche Colonnade 3 Section C Niche 87. Tenure: in perpetuity. (SpringNecr). 
INFO PROBATE APPL INDEX Victoria Australia. William C. Foulsum, late of Mount Albert, public servant, d. 26 Feb 1957. Probate granted 24 Sep 1957. 518:351. (VicProbAppl LDS209311 518:351). 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Death. William Charles Foulsom. Father William. Mother Clara Fidd Swinburne. Death Place: Boxh. Age 64. Reg. 1957 #14287. (VicDeaInd85). 
INFO-5gen DEATH/FUNERAL NOTICES. The Age [Melbourne, Victoria]. 27 Feb 1972, p.19. 4 notices: FOULSUM. -On Feb 26, suddenly, William Charles, beloved husband of Anne Foulsum,16 Bundoran Parade, Box Hill North, loved father of . . . [names deleted] . . . FOULSUM. --A tribute to the memory of an esteemed friend, Bill, who passed away Feb 26 at the Box Hill Hospital. -Inserted by the staff of E.P.M. Postal Workshops. FUNERAL: FOULSUM -The Funeral of the late Mr. William Charles Foulsum will leave Le Pine's funeral chapel, 6 Rutland Road, Box Hill, Tomorrow, after a service commencing at 3 p.m. for the Spring Vale Crematorium. . . . FOULSUM -- Mont Albert Lodge, no. 343 A.F.A. Masons of Victoria. --Brethren of the above Lodge are informed that the Funeral of our late esteemed Brother, William Charles Foulsum,will leave Le Pine's funeral chapel, 6 Rutland Road, Box Hill Tomorrow, after a service commencing at 3 p.m., for the Spring Vale Crematorium. . . (AgeMelbGoog).