Huthwaite War Memorial Project

FOX G. 12649

George Fox

George Fox

Private 13649 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 2nd Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 13th Sep 1916 : Aged 30

Guillemont Road Cemetary, Guillemont, ref. VI.D.3

Born in Newton, Derbyshire; Enlisted Mansfield; George was married to Sarah Elizabeth, their Huthwaite address being registered at 20 Swan Yard. Reported mention of his younger brother confirms that was another listed Able Seaman Adam, their parents being Sam and Jane Fox at New Street, Newton.

Referencing Material with Transcriptions by Paul Bradshaw

Notts Free Press
After being among the “missing” for eleven months, official intimation of the death in action of Private George Fox has been received by his wife, who lives in Sherwood Street, Huthwaite. Private Fox was in the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, and enlisted nearly three years ago, being then employed at Tibshelf Colliery. In May of 1915 he was wounded in the foot, which caused him to spend four months in an English hospital, and he went out to France again in April of last year. The official return states that he was killed on the 13th September last. A former comrade of his, who was in Huthwaite a few weeks ago, gave the details of his death, which occurred through a mine being blown up on the British front. In addition to a widow, Private Fox leaves four children, and a brother of his went down in the “Defence” in the Jutland battle.

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Written 23 Jul 06 Revised 09 Jul 12 © by Gary Elliott