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Patrick Francis FOX

Regimental number3461
Place of birthCoolgardie Queensland
Other NamesFrederick Francis
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Fox, 52 Stone Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'This man is a Regimental Stretcher Bearer and is brought under notice for conspicuous bravery and determination displayed by him in bringing in wounded in the face of heavy shell, rifle and machine gun fire during the attack on the HINDENBURG Line in front of REINCOURT on the 11th April 1917, and on the following day. He showed great eagerness to go out for more wounded as soon as those brought in by him were dressed and stretchers were available for use again. He succeeded in bringing in a number of wounded even during the period when all stretcher bearers who ventured into "No Man's Land" were deliberately fired on by the enemy's machine guns. He is recommended for distinction.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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