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Corporal Peter Fox

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: James Peter Fox (known as Peter Fox)

Ancestor's date of birth: 07/04/1878

Ancestor's date of death: 13/01/1807

Cause of Death: Related to Enteric Fever from Boer war service

Service Number: 326 and 454

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 2VMR and 2ACH

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: Not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): CPL, Date Effective: Not provided

Murray Page: 234

Contingent: 2nd Victorian

Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 14/01/1900

Other Boer War Service: 2 VMR then 2 ACH

Memorial details: Not provided

Decorations: QSA with OFS, CC, TVL, SA02

Personal Characteristics: Victorian Gentleman

Reasons to go and fight: Was serving in Victorian Militia as 104 Corporal 5th Battalion Infantry Brigade.

Details of service in war: February - December 1900 in northern Cape Colony, Free State, east Transvaal then west Transvaal with 2 VMR. March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal with 2 ACH. Contracted Enteric Fever

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as Saddler in his father's business in Kangaroo Flat (bendigo). Also serves as volunteer fireman and office bearer in Kangaroo Flat Fire Brigade.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Barwick Fox, Rivett ACT

Relationship to Ancestor: Great uncle


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