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Charles Ernest FOX

Regimental number1055
Date of birth1897
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
SchoolPort Fairy State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHorse shipper
Address32 Fitzgerald Street, Waverley
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Clara Fox, 32 Fitzgerald Street, Waverley
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A65 Clan McEwen on 28 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1916
Discharge date25 October 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 1296A Pte Alex Christian HANSEN, 4th Light Horse, returned to Australia, 4 September 1918.
Other details

War service: joined the 1st Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli, 2 October 1915. Returned to Egypt on duty, 2 December 1915. Admitted to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis (rheumatic pain), 12 January 1916. Discharged to duty, 16 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, 1 March 1916; joined the 1st Light Horse Regiment at Tukh-el-Kheil, 19 March 1916.

Temporarily attached to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, for guard duty, 31 May 1916. Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital (chronic rheumatism), 7 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board 'Karoola', 5 July 1916. Discharged, 25 October 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death24 July 1966
Age at death69
Place of burialCremated: Memorial Park, Altona North, Victoria

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