William George FOX

FOX, William George

Service Number: 2871
Enlisted: 1 March 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Born: Birkenhead, South Australia, 22 February 1898
Home Town: Loxton (SA), Loxton Waikerie, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Station Hand
Died: Killed in Action, Asdud, Palestine, 11 November 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Plot XV111, Row B, Grave 2. Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the dearly loved son of Mrs. Fox of Renmark, S.A.,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Berri WW1 Gate of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Trooper, 2871, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
27 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 2871, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
27 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 2871, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, SS Walwa, Adelaide
11 Nov 1917: Involvement Trooper, 2871, 1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Enlisted, using his stepfather's surname

Step son of Alfred Middleton Fox and and son of Lucy Slater Fox nee Matulick of Overland Corner later of Loxton and Renmark, SA.

Half brother of Catherine Harriet Fox, Robert Owen Fox, Eva Marjorie Fox, Ellie Milicent Fox, Thelma Lucy Fox and John Richard Fox

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal