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GEORGE DOUGLAS FOX

FOX,  GEORGE DOUGLAS 

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  10/2137
                         

UNIT:    ‘B’ COY, 1st BTN, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:   31/03/1888  -  WAIPUKURAU        

DIED:     08/06/1917        KILLED IN ACTION    
              
PLACE:   MESSINES, BELGIUM        

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   George Alexander (deceased 1909) & Elizabeth FOX

SIBLINGS:   Thomas (killed in action 16/09/1916)
                  ( George was 3rd son of 14 children)
NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Elizabeth FOX (mother), WAIPUKURAU

OCCUPATION:  LINESMAN

EMPLOYER:   POST AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   WAIPUKURAU
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 9¾”        WEIGHT:     147lb        CHEST:   33”

COMP:                 EYES:                 HAIR:    

EDUCATION:   

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   MESSINES RIDGE, BELGIUM
                        (NO KNOWN GRAVE)
                    
 ENLISTED:   TRENTHAM            DATE:   15/02/1915  

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    5th    

MILITARY RECORD:
15/02/1915.  ATTACHED 1st BATTALION, WELLINGTON INFANTRY REGIMENT.
13/06/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON FOR EGYPT HMNZT 24 ‘MAUNGANUI’.
08/08/1915.  WOUNDED IN CHEST IN ACTION (CHUNUK BAIR) GALLIPOLI .
13/08/1915.  ARRIVED ALEXANDRIA ON HMT ‘ALAUNIA’.
14/08/1915.  ADMITTED TO N.Z. GENERAL HOSPITAL, ABASSEYEH.
25/08/1915.  TRANSFERRED TO SPECIAL CAMP, ZEITOUN.
31/12/1915.  TRANSFERRED FROM ZIETOUN TO BASE CAMP IN GHEZIEH.
17/01/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION, ISMAILIA.
06/04/1916.  EMBARKED TO FRANCE FROM EGYPT.
14/03/1916.  ADMITTED BY 1st N.Z. FIELD AMBULANCE TO ST OMER,
7th GENERAL HOSPITAL, WITH MUMPS.
01/04/1916.  DISCHARGED FROM ST OMER TO DUTY.
03/04/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION IN THE FIELD.
08/06/1917.  KILLED IN ACTION, MESSINES, BELGIUM.

                                    

                       

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.