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THOMAS FOX

FOX, THOMAS 

RANK:   PRIVATE        SERIAL NO:  10/2610 – 1st enlistment
                                   24532 -   2nd enlistment                  

UNIT:    ‘B’ COY, WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION

BORN:   17/09/1894     - WAIPUKURAU, NEW ZEALAND        

DIED:     16/09/1916        KILLED IN ACTION
              
PLACE:   SOMME, FRANCE 

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   PRESBYTERIAN

WIFE:     
    
PARENTS:   Mrs Elizabeth FOX, Northumberland St, WAIPUKURAU

SIBLINGS:   George Douglas FOX

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs Elizabeth  FOX, (mother), WAIPUKURAU

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   C. ALLAWAY, WEBER, DANNEVIRKE

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   C/- POST OFFICE, PALMERSTON NORTH
 
HEIGHT:  5’ 10”        WEIGHT:     159lb        CHEST:   35”

COMP:   FAIR       EYES:   BLUE          HAIR:   FAIR 

EDUCATION:   PASSED 4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   
     
1st ENLISTMENT:   WAIPUKURAU            DATE:    20/04/1915

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:    6th

MILITARY RECORD:
20/04/1915.  POSTED ‘B’ COY, 6th REINFORCEMENTS, TRENTHAM.
14/08/1915.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT ‘WILLOCHRA’.
30/09/1015.  JOINED WELLINGTON INFANTRY BATTALION, MUDROS.
20/12/1915.  DISEMBARKED ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
23/03/1916.  RETURNED TO N.Z. ON HMNZT ‘MOKOIA’ FROM SUEZ .
24/04/1916.  DISCHARGED ON ARRIVAL, SERVICES NO LONGER REQUIRED.

2nd ENLISTMENT:    WELLINGTON            DATE:  25/05/1916

MAIN BODY:               REINFORCEMENT:  13th

18/05/1916.  RE-INLISTED     1st BATTALION WELLINGTON REGIMENT.
31/05/1916.  LEFT NEW ZEALAND ON HMNZT No.54, ‘WILLOCHRA’.
27/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED ENGLAND.
20/08/1916.  MARCHED OUT OVERSEAS TO FRANCE (IN DETENTION).
21/08/1916.  ATTACHED TO N.Z. INFANTRY, GENERAL BASE DEPOT.
03/09/1916.  REJOINED 1st BTN WELLINGTON REGIMENT IN THE FIELD
16/09/1916.  KILLED IN ACTION, IN THE FIELD, SOMME, FRANCE.   

CHARGE SHEET:
08/06/1916.  OVERSTAYING LEAVE FROM  9-30pm  on 7th  to 5-30pm  on 8th.
         (FORFEIT 2 DAYS PAY, CONFINED TO BARRACKS 14 DAYS).
26/07/1916.  ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE FROM 7-30pm on 26th to 10pm on 27th.
05/08/1916.  ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE AT ROLL CALL ON 5th to 10pm on 6th.
        (3 DAYS CONFINED TO BARRACKS).
12/08/1916.  AN ACT TO THE PREJUDICE OF GOOD ORDER AND MILITARY
        DISCIPLINE IN THAT HE WHILE AT ‘SLING’ –
 WITHOUT PROVOCATION, HIT PRIVATE THOMPSON – (14 DAYS DETENTION) . 
 WHILE IN BED CREATING A DISTURBANCE AFTER LIGHTS OUT – (14 DAYS DETENTION).
 USING OBSCENE LANGUAGE TO HIS SUPERIOR OFFICER –
 
AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15  STAR.