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William Fox

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  • Service number
    65277 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Wi Pokina AWMM
    • Wi Pokiha Public - Rachel Nadine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Whakapapa knowledge - typo error
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Fox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Wi Pokina AWMM
    • Wi Pokiha Public - Rachel Nadine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Whakapapa knowledge - typo error
  • Service number
    65277 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW2 Labourer AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown Ruatoria, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr H.T. Fox (father), Ruatoria, East Coast, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    65277 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Ruatoria, East Cape, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 6th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    Private AWMM
    28 (Maori) Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Fox was the son of Henry Thomas Fox and Heni Te Kahu Pepere, of Te Horo, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Aka Wi Pokina as recorded in Soutar (2008) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    23 AWMM
  • Date of death
    27 March 1943 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Death notes
    Tunisia AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia AWMM
  • Grave reference
    X. E. 2. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 121 AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
      Portrait published in Soutar (2008) AWMM

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DateNameLocationRelationshipContact
24 April 2015Rachel NadineGisborne, New ZealandOther Relative