Fox, George Thomas

George Thomas 


1895 - 1914
Rank Private
Service no.957
DiedSeptember 19, 1914



George Thomas

George Thomas Fox

George was born in 1895 in Leicester and baptised on 7.4.1898 at St. Saviours Church. His parents were George Henry Fox, a railway telegraphist and Emily Jane (nee Flower).
They had 4 children-
May 1893
George Thomas 1895
Leonard 1898
John Douglas 1907

In 1901 census the family lived at 81 Sherrard Road.
In 1911 census they lived at 42 Sherrard Road and George Junior was a typewriter inspection room assistant.

George became Private 957, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders.
He Died of Wounds on 19.9.1914, aged 19, in No. 4 General Hospital, Versailles, France. His funeral was attended by a Guard of Honour of French ‘Iroops, flowers being placed on his grave by local French people.

George’s photograph is in Leicester Mercury 1.10.1914 pg.5
Daily Post 2.10.1914 pg.4