FOX, James
(Service number 25504)

First Rank Last Rank Private


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Bernard Fox (father), 3 Buick Street, Petone, Wellington
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 17th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Date 23 September 1916
Transport HMNZT 65 Pakeha
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Wellington Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 11 April 1918 Age
Place of Death Somme, Northern France
Cause Killed in Action
Memorial or Cemetery Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Memorial Reference III. N. 10
New Zealand Memorials Temuka War Memorial

Biographical Notes

Temuka Through the Years, p387, records Fox as:

"...barman and driver of Temuka, was killed in action on 11 April 1918, aged 21 ... He was well known in Temuka, where he took a great interest in football and other sports. He was employed at the Crown Hotel ..."


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database (27 August 2015); Temuka through the years : an informal history (Temuka History Book Committee, 2009)

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Tony Rippin (South Canterbury Museum)

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