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Raymond Victor Fox

Raymond Fox in uniform - No known copyright restrictions

Raymond Fox in uniform - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Raymond Victor AWMM
  • Surname
    Fox AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 4/663 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 May 1894 AWMM AWMM
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 8 February 1915 AWMM 543 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Mary Louisa Fox (mother), 543 Gloucester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 4/663 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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
    • Remarks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fit subject to being supplied with efficient upper plate [teeth] AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Treated in hospital for illness, including: gastroenteritis, dysentery, appendicitis and jaundice. AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action, evacuated and treated in hospital from 30 November 1917 until rejoining his unit on 6 January 1918. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Raymond Fox was the son of Charles James Fox, accountant, and Mary Louise Fox (nee Winkelmann).

    He was educated for four years at St John's College, Auckland. He had passed sixth standard at Primary School.

    Before the war he was employed by Lyttelton Times Company

    In May, 1937, he married Amelia Schutt, of Wellsford. She was the daughter of William Schutt, farmer, and Amelia Schutt (nee Fogler).

    He served a total of 4 years, 120 days, of which 4 years and 22 days were spent overseas.

    He returned to New Zealand on the 'Northumberland' on 28 March 1919.

    The following notice appeared in the New Zealand Gazette No. 55, 5 July 1923: "2nd Lieutenant R.V. Fox (lst Battalion) is retired under the provisions of General Order No. 184/21, and is granted permission to retain his rank and wear the prescribed uniform."

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection holds copies of Fox's military personnel file, War Veteran's Allowance Certificate and his marriage certificate. [Ref. MS 2002/206]

    Soldiers being transported to and from Europe were bound by numerous rules and regulations designed to preserve 'good order and discipline and the maintenance of a healthy military spirit among all ranks'. Included in these standing orders for HMNZ Transports issued by New Zealand Military Forces Headquarters in Wellington was one regarding false teeth. It read: Artificial Teeth.Officers Commanding Troops on all transports are directed to issue an order prior to vessels putting to sea that soldiers wearing artificial teeth must be careful to remove same before being seasick. A charge of two pounds per denture will be made for replacing any lost through neglect of this order.' (New Zealand Military Forces Special General Order No. 603/1917) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 March 1966 AWMM
    Age 71 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 243 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      AWMM Fox, Raymond Victor. Papers mostly relating to war service, 1915 - 1966. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2002/206. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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