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Sydney FOX

Regimental number55915
Place of birthBeaufort, Victoria
SchoolRaglan State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.25"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, R.T. Fox, Newcastle Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1918
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameGeneral Reinforcements (2nd South Australian)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 5 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Place of death or woundingDied England
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialFovant (St. George) Churchyard (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 3), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reuben Thomas and Christina FOX, Newcastle Street, Alberton, South Australia
Other details

War service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1918.

Found guilty, Papute, 23 June 1918, of (1) wilfully damaging Government property in that he smashed front out of No 2 Cell; (2) drunkenness: award, forfeits 28 days' pay.

Found guilty, 31 July 1918, of whilst in New York, being absent without leave from midnight, 25 July 1918, until midnight, 29 July 1918: award, forfeits 21 days' pay, and total forfeiture of 25 days' pay.

Disembarked England, no date stated; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 12 August 1918, and allotted to 43rd Bn reinforcements.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 August 1918 (venereal disease); discharged, 15 August 1918, and marched into No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Parkhouse, 15 August 1918.

Found guilty, 11 September 1918, of being absent without leave; (2) neglect to obey AIF Depot Orders in that he was found on Shipton and Cholderton Road, and was not in possession of pay book or identity disc: award, forfeits 1 day's pay.

Marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 1 October 1918.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 9 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, Fovant Military Hospital, 16 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried, St George's Parish Cemetery, Fovant, 19 October 1918.

War Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOX Sydney

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