Charles Francis FOX

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FOX, Charles Francis

Service Number: 5699
Enlisted: 13 April 1916, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 40th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jhelum, Punjab, India , December 1881
Home Town: Sheffield, Kentish, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Servant
Died: Tuberculosis - war related, To Be Determined, Bedford Park Sanatorium, South Australia, 23 September 2019
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Catholic Western Ground, Row Q, Grave 47. Internment number WP35583 which expired on the 31 December 1999, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kentish Municipality Honour Roll Mural, Municipality of Kentish Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

13 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5699, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
8 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 5699, 12th Infantry Battalion
8 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 5699, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Hobart
23 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 40th Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 12th Battalion
3 May 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 5699, 40th Infantry Battalion, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to Tuberculois
23 Sep 1919: Involvement Private, SN 5699, 40th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as his brother Michael Hugh Fox of the Port Commissioner's Office, Calcutta, India

Returned to Australia on 28 August 1917 aboard HT Karoola

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisting in the A.I.F. he had served 18 years with the Indian Volunteers