Cyril Foxwell

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Cyril Foxwell
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Jul 1889
Place of Birth New Jersey, USA
Death 30 Oct 1960, aged 71
Place of Death Scarborough, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 26 years, 7 months
Description 5'10½" (1.m) tall ; 156 lbs
70.76 kg
; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Sleeper cutter
Religion Church of England
Address Serpentine, Western Australia
Next of Kin Brother , Mr Lionel Foxwell
Military Information
Reg Number 1943
Date of Enlistment 19 Feb 1915
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 11th Battalion, 5th reinforcement
Date of Embarkation 26 Apr 1915
Ship Embarked On HMAT A20 Hororata
Date of Return 28 Jul 1916 ‒ 2 Sep 1916
Ship Returned On RMS Osterley
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument Serpentine Roll of Honour
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

NOK (brother) lived in Serpentine.

War Service

Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 19 Feb 1915, and was allocated to the 5th reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion, travelling with them to Port Suez in Egypt aboard HMAT A20 Hororata, disembarking there on 18 May 1915. Cyril joined the 11th Battalion on Gallipoli along with 130 others on 15 Jun 1915, and was allocated to 'A' Company. On 30 Aug 1915 he reported to the 1st Field Ambulance with dysentery, and on 2 Sep 1915 he was sent on to the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station who admitted him suffering with bronchitis.

On the next day he was evacuated to the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital on Lemnos, with lumbago. Cyril was later transferred to England on HMHS Aquitania, arriving there on about 26 Sep 1915 where he was admitted to the 2nd Western General Hospital in Manchester on 27 Sep 1915. He arrived at the Command Depot in Weymouth on 24 Feb 1916 before being returned to Australian for Home Service. Discharged by the 5th Military District on 13 Jan 1917, medically unfit, 'at own expense'.

Post War

Also served during WW2 from 27 Jun 1940 until 5 Jan 1949 as W232700 Sergeant with RAE


Shipping records for arrival in Fremantle show age as 36 not 26.

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