The AIF Project

James FOX

Regimental number6019
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChainman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Mrs N Fox, 31 Adelaide Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During operations east of PROYART ON 23rd/26th August, 1918, Private FOX and Private CARNELL showed great courage and utter disregard of personal safety while acting as Stretcher Bearers. All their work was done over Machine Gun swept flats, where no cover whatever for at least 800 to 900 yards was available. During the initial advance when their company sustained casualties from Machine Gun fire they tended the wounded in the open and repeatedly carried them over this ground to the R.A.P.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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