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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
Dies Perth Colonial Hospital
NameFOX – David
Regiment (s)12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1030
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16 April 1836 / 18 years 2 months / Bury St Edmunds Suffolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Not stated / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years
Western Australia – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service22 years 61 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th June 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Mendlesham Suffolk England
Pension Districts1858 Ipswich
1859-1863 Western Australia
Pension Paid9½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of Baptism4th October 1818 Mendlesham Stowmarket Suffolk England
Date/Place of Birth
FOX David
b1786 Mendlesham, Suffolk, England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsFOX Robert bap 26th May 1816 Mendlesham Suffolk England
FOX John b 1823 bap 19th June 1825 Mendlesham, Suffolk England
FOX Jane bap 19th June 1825 Mendlesham, Suffolk, England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 13th February 1856 page 2
Inquirer & Commercial News 21st January 1857
Perth Gazette 27th February 1863
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th August 1863 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 David Fox 1030 Private 12th Foot location Mauritius
1851 Davis Fox 10030 Private 12th Foot location Chatham
Discharge: Unfit for further service due to chronic rheumatism.
In the 1851 Census David Fox an unmarried man age 33 is with his regiment at Chatham Kent, England
David Fox spent time (1854-57) in Perth Western Australia with the 12th Regiment prior to returning later as an Enrolled Pensioner Guard