Ernest Alfred (Curly) FOX MSM

Badge Number: S3841, Sub Branch: State

FOX, Ernest Alfred

Service Number: 965
Enlisted: 2 September 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Born: Gawler, South Australia, Australia, 14 June 1882
Home Town: Gawler, Gawler, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fitter/Engineer SAR
Died: Adelaide, South Australia, 3 August 1951, aged 69 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dudley Park Cemetery, South Australia
Dudley Park Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Gawler War Memorial, Port Lincoln & District Honor Roll WW1, Port Lincoln S.A.R. Eyre's Peninsula Division Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

2 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
17 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 965, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
17 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 965, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
17 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 965, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
17 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, SN 965, No. 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, RMS Omrah, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Warrant Officer, SN 965
22 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Wednesday 18 February 1914


Mr. E. A. Fox has been transferred from Adelaide to Port Lincoln, where he will occupy the position of fitter in the locomotive department. (

Bunyip (Gawler, SA: 1863 - 1954) Friday 1 November 1918


Mr. Geo. Ball, the Secretary of the Revellers, of Gawler, last week received an embellished hand worked postcard from France, from a former Gawler boy containing the following message:—"To Geo. Ball, Revellers'   Concert Party, Gawler: Received gift consisting of smokes from South Australian Comforts Fund. Kindly express   to your Concert Party many thanks for the gift. It is quite nice to get a little Aussie tobacco, it reminds one of old days.— E. A. Fox, T.W.S, 4th Squad Australian Flying Corps, A.I.F., France. (

Port Lincoln Times (SA: 1927 - 1954) Thursday 7 November 1946

Loco. Sub-Foreman Retires   


Mr. Ernest A. Fox, of the Port Lincoln branch of the S.A. Railways, has just retired from his position of sub-foreman in the locomotive division. He has occupied it since 1929 but his term of service dates from 1910. Enlisting in the A.I.F. from Port Lincoln, he served in the 1914-18 War. Last Tuesday he was farewelled in the workshops, when the Divisional Superintendent (Mr. A. E. Ferry) occupied the chair. Mr. F. Hooker, who is now acting as sub-foreman, eulogised the excellent qualities of Mr. Fox, and speakers from other departments were: — Messrs. W. R. McKenzie (painters), W. A. Trigg (carpenters), P. C. L. Wilkinson, (maintenance), N. Murray (motor shop), W. J. Staunton (boilermakers), T. P. Jones (electricians) and A. Dixon (fitters). 

Mr. and Mrs. Fox are well known and highly respected citizens of Port Lincoln, and Mr. Ferry, on be- half of railwaymen, expressed their appreciation by presenting Mr. Fox with a travelling rug and Gladstone bag, and Mrs. Fox with a set of salad spoons. Mr. and Mrs. Fox will soon leave Port Lincoln to reside in Adelaide. (


Port Lincoln Times (SA: 1927 - 1954) Thursday 9 August 1951

Former Port Lincoln Man Dies   

The death occurred last Friday of Mr. Ernest Alfred ("Curly") Fox, well-known resident of Port Lincoln until his departure to live at Collinswood.

Mr Fox was employed here by the South Australian Railways for over 30 years and for many years was sub-foreman at the loco sheds.

He was a Past Master of Port Lincoln Masonic Lodge and was keenly interested in other degrees in Freemasonry. For many years he was Methodist choir master.

He leaves a widow. (


The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931 - 1954) Tuesday 7 August 1951


FOX.— On August 3,(suddenly),   Ernest Alfred, the dearly beloved husband of Olive Fox, of 6 North street, Collinswood, Aged 69 years.


FOX.— THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. ERNEST ALFRED FOX, of 6 North st., Collinswood are respectfully informed that his Remains were peacefully laid to rest (privately) in the Dudley Park Cemetery on MONDAY morning, the Rev. John Peters officiated.


Funeral Director.

107 Prospect rd., Prospect. (

3 June 1919 - Awarded Meritorious Medal

6 May 1919 - Returned to Australia on board K.I. Hind

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British Medal, Victory Medal

18 October 1919 - Married Olive Maggie Jubilletty in the Methodist Church, Port Lincoln SA