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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
Arthur Edward Fox, a miner from Worksop, married Emma Eliza Gilbert in Worksop in 1895. They lived in John Street where they had 6 children, John Henry, Cecilia, Elsie, Arthur Edward, Doris and Ernest all born in Worksop. The eldest, John Henry Fox, started his working life as a pit pony driver, then later becoming a coal miner. Sometime after 1911, the family moved to 60 Norfolk Street prior to him joining the Sherwood Foresters.
11 Sep 1918
22
472601 - CWGC Website
85905
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private J H Fox Worksop Guardian 11 April 1919 The many friends of Private J H Fox, son of Mr and Mrs Fox, 60 Norfolk Street, Worksop, will learn with deep regret of his death while a prisoner of war in Germany. The news is particularly sad because it did not take place until after the armistice, and was due to influenza and pneumonia. Pte Fox was a popular, well conducted young man and enjoyed much popularity among a wide circle of friends. The deceased, who prior to the war, worked at the Manton Colliery, enlisted in May 1917, and was drafted to France in August. After five weeks of service out yonder, however, he was wounded and returned to England. He was sufficiently recovered to be able to return to France in February 1918, and all went well until the great German offensive in March, when his letters ceased. After many weeks of suspense and enquiries, his parents were informed of him being taken prisoner, and later, to their great relief, three cards were received from him, the last one in August. After the armistice was signed, preparations were made for his return home, but his parents heard nothing, became anxious and appealed to the Red Cross Society. Eventually in February, Mr and Mrs Fox received a report of his death from influenza and pneumonia on September 11th 1918 and later on in March 20th (which by a melancholy coincidence happened to be his birthday), they were deprived of all hope by receiving official news to the same effect from the War Office. Our readers will join in extending sincere sympathy with Mr and Mrs Fox in their bereavement.
CWGC additional information:- Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Fox, of 60, Norfolk St., Worksop. Buried at Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    John H Fox - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.