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Robert Henry Fox


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Serial No. 3778

7th Light Horse Regiment


Robert Henry Fox - Information

When the war began, Robert was living in Victoria with his wife, Lilian May Fox. Robert was born in Horsham, Victoria, and later worked as a labourer and a quarryman. On the 31st of December 1915, he enlisted in the AIF in Melbourne. He commenced training with the 22nd Depot Battalion and was then posted with the 19th Reinforcements, 7th Light Horse Regiment. However, on the 23rd of June 1916, he was medically discharged for being unfit. When he was 31 years old, he decided to re-enlist on the 20th of March 1917 in Cootamundra. At the time, he was living with a Mrs Stuart in Junee on Wellington St, where he worked as a shearer. Robert trained at the Royal Showground Camp with the 7th Light Horse Regiment and was then sent off to war. He departed Sydney on the SS Ormonde on the 2nd of March 1918. While Robert was gone, Lilian moved to Campbelltown.

Robert stepped off the ship in Suez in early April, and was then taken to Moascar Camp. He trained with the 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, before joining the 7th Light Horse Regiment the following month. In November, he was charged for being absent without leave, and then transported for duty in the Dardanelles. On the 22nd of January 1919, Robert set back down at Port Said in Egypt. By April, he was attached for duty to the Brigade Dump at a variety of bases. Then in May, he was stationed to the Australian and New Zealand Base in Kantara. He returned to Australia on the Madras sailing from Kantara in late June 1919.