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Walter Wells FOX

Regimental number6645
Place of birthNewtown, Harcourt Sreet, Leicester, England
SchoolElementary School
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGunbower PO, Gunbower, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G W Fox, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England
Enlistment date31 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*date of fate 26th to 27th
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XI, Row B, Grave No. 2), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Wells and Maria FOX, Kilby Road, Fleckney, Leicestershire, England. Native of Newton Harcourt, Leicestershire
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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