Orville James FOX

FOX, Orville James

Service Numbers: 1823, 6312
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Mackay, Mackay, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Queensland, Australia, 13 May 1967, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Sarina War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1823, 41st Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Rockhampton, QLD
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1823, 41st Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1823, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane
19 Jun 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Driver, 41st Infantry Battalion
23 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, 41st Infantry Battalion, Flesh wound to the right thigh. Invalided to England on the 26 August 1918
16 Apr 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6312, 41st Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 1st Military District as wounded

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of William Richard Fox and Annie Kathrine Oas of 'Sarina, Mackay, QLD

On 31 January 1922 Orville married Ellen Shailer in QLD

Commenced return to Australia on 16 January 1919 aboard HT Demosthenes disembarking on the 8 March 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal