Lt-Col Cyril Pelham Foley


1868 Nov 1 Born in Westminster, the son of General The Hon. Sir St George Gerald Foley, who was, among other things, Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey from 1874 to 1879.

1886 He attended Eton College, where he was a prominent cricketer, scoring a century in the victory over Harrow in 1886.

1887 he went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was again a leading cricketer, playing in three successive victories for Cambridge over Oxford from 1889 to 1891

1888 Nov . Foley was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry while a student at Cambridge. After leaving Cambridge, he joined the staff of Lord Houghton, Viceroy of Ireland.

1893 - 1906 He played 57 first-class matches for Middlesex , and was also a regular member of MCC teams , playing 33 first-class matches

1895-1896 He took part in the Jameson Raid of 1895–96 in the Transvaal, and later served n in the Boer War, returning as temporary commander of the 3rd Royal Scots.

1909 Foley was one of the leaders of an archaeological expedition party that excavated in the Kidron Valley near Jerusalem in an attempt to discover the Ark of the Covenant

During the First World War he commanded the 9th East Lancashire Regiment and was mentioned in dispatches. He also served in the Royal Flying Corps, gaining the rank of lieutenant-colonel.

1917 Jul 21 MID gazetted

1920 Jun 17. Lt.-Col. C. P. Foley, late Spec. List, to be temp. Lt.-Col. whilst specially empld. .

1920 Jun 17 Class II Special Appointment in same group as AE Halestrap

1920 Oct 31 Relinquishes Special Appointment

1920 Oct 31. Relinquishes his commission on completion of service: — Temp. Lt.-Col. C. P. Foley (Lt.-Col., ret.), and retains the rank • of Lt.-Col.

1936 Mar 9 Died. at St Giles house, Wimbourne, Dorset. He left £128



Castle Intelligence

WO 339/15129