FOX, Benjamin
(Service number 14877)

Aliases aka Benjamin SMITH
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 13 July 1876 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin James FOX (father), C/o T. W. FOX, Southdown, Auckland; Mrs R. H. SAUNDERS (sister), care of J. FOX, Templeton, Christchurch
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion, H Company
Date 26 June 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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 6 November 1941 Age 64 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waikaraka Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference W4 38
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Benjamin Fox, born on 13 July 1876 at Timaru, was the son of James and Helena (née Banks) Fox. He enlisted and is recorded on the Nominal Rolls as Benjamin Smith, with a note that his correct name is Benjamin Fox.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Datanase [08 September 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [10 September 2017]; Waikarak Cemetery record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [10 September 2017]

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