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Eric Charles FOX

Regimental number7579
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWarehouseman
Address56 Willoughby Street, Milsons Point, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, C J Cox, Mona Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Halle on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 2nd September 1918 at HALLE, near PERONNE. When the Officer-in-Charge of his battery was killed and several Gunners wounded, this Non Commissioned Officer immediately took charge of his battery. He personally supervised and assisted in getting away the wounded men and as the position was being very heavily shelled, withdrew the detachments to a flank, thereby saving further casualties. His conduct set a splendid example to the men of his battery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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