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Full Name
William Fox
Rank Last Held
Private
Forename(s)
William
Surname
Fox
Also Known As
Wi Pokina
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
65277
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mr H.T. Fox (father), Ruatoria, East Coast, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
Ruatoria, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 6th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 4
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 121
Campaigns
Tunisia
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Tunisia
Date of Death
27 March 1943
Age at Death
23
Year of Death
1943
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Reference
X. E. 2.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
William Fox was the son of Henry Thomas Fox and Heni Te Kahu Pepere, of Te Horo, Wellington, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Weekly News
  • Headstone, SfaxWar Cemetery, Tunisia (photo B. Coutts, 2009)
Additional Information
Aka Wi Pokina as recorded in Soutar (2008)
Further References
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941)
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.

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