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Full Name
Ben Fox
Rank Last Held
Corporal
Forename(s)
Ben
Surname
Fox
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
801927
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Lance Corporal
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs Oriwia Fox (wife), Rangitukia, New Zealand
Marital Status
Married
Enlistment Address
Hicks Bay, New Zealand
Military District
Ruatoria
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 9th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit
28 (Maori) Battalion
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 11
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 44
Campaigns
Italy
Last Unit Served
28 (Maori) Battalion
Place of Death
Italy
Date of Death
13 June 1944
Age at Death
28
Year of Death
1944
Cause of Death
Died of wounds
Cemetery Name
Bari War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Reference
VII. A. 35.
Memorial Name
Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories
Biographical Notes
Son of Whare Kahika Fox and Wikitoria Fox, of Hicks Bay; husband of Oriwia Fox, of Tikitiki
Description of Image
Portrait, Weekly News
Further References
Sources Used
  • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139.
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943)
  • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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