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Ben Fox

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Weekly News - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ben AWMM
  • Surname
    Fox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    801927 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 1916 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 October 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-fox
  • Place of birth
    Hicks Bay, East Coast Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 October 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-fox
  • Birth notes
    Son of Whare Kahika Fox and Wikitoria Fox, of Hicks Bay Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 April 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-fox
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Hicks Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Oriwia Fox (wife), Rangitukia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • husband of Oriwia Fox, of Tikitiki, Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 28 April 2023 - https://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ben-fox

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Whare Kahika Fox and Wikitoria Fox, of Hicks Bay; husband of Oriwia Fox, of Tikitiki AWMM
    • Grandfather of Ben Fox, Riana Fox and Oriwia Fox;
      Great-grandfather of Daniel Fox, Kaea Takiari and Maia Fox;
      Great Great-grandfather of Christian Takiari Public - Ben - Direct descendant - 18 April 2022 - fanily history

Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 June 1944 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bari War Cemetery, Italy AWMM VII. A. 35. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Hinerupe Marae War Memorial, Te Araroa
    Tikitiki Church War Memorial, Tikitiki
    Gisborne's War Memoria Public - Lorraine M - Researcher - 4 January 2016 - Research
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne First World War Memorial, The Esplanade, Kaiti, Gisborne AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Auckland Museum. Roll of Honour, Auckland Province, 1939 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 93/139. AWMM
    • Soutar, M. (2008). Nga tama toa = The price of citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945. Albany, N.Z.: David Bateman. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 11 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1943 to 30th June, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 11: WW2 44 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
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Ko te Reo Huringa Tau o te Ope Maori Tuarua, i noho ki Remuera, Ohaeawai, 1942-43: The Anniversary Magazine of the Second Maori Battalion, Remuera, Ohaeawai 1942-1943. Patrick Smyth Papers, MS-2002-147, Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM
    • Nominal Roll of Members of the 2nd Maori Battalion, 26th January 1943. Part of the 2nd Maori Battalion Anniversary Magazine. (MS-2002-147). Auckland War Memorial Museum. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 October 2023Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
18 April 2022BenMelbourne AustraliaDirect descendant
04 January 2016Lorraine MGisborne, NZResearcher

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