|Army Cyclist Corps||2141||17th Division|
|Labour Corps||505615||579 Home Service Employment Company|
Photo courtesy Christine Wells
Frank, born in 1889, worked as a coal-getter before joining the Army. He enlisted in August 1914 as a volunteer in the Army Cyclist Corps and at some point was transferred into the Labour Corps. He entered France in July 1915 and was discharged through sickness in March 1919, receiving the Silver War Badge. After the war he lived near Rotherham.
Three times married he moved to Hull where he died in 1946 aged fifty-six.
His brother William Fox was born in 1893, about the time his mother died. William was adopted by the Redfern family and is also on the Roll of Honour.
Medal Roll Index
Awarded the Victory, British and 15-Star medal
Silver War Badge
Entered France 13/7/15
Address Dalton Row, Laughton, Nr Rotherham
Field Ambulance Record
F Fox aged 27
Years Service: 1 years 2 months
Month with field forces: 3 months
Ailment: Dental caries
Date discharged back to duties: 27/10/1915
Date of transfer from Sick Convoy: 20/10/1915
Religion: C of E
Regiment: Army Cyclist Corps
Other Unit: 17th Division
Silver War Badge
505615 Private Fox, Francis, 579 H.S.E. Co, ex Y & L; B194679, enlisted 28/8/14, discharged 7/3/19 through sickness
The Silver War Badge shows him to have been in the York and Lancaster Regiment. Was he a cyclist attached to this Regiment?
|Annie||Fox||daughter||3||Lady Grove, Heage|
|Edwin||Fox||son||3 mo||Bull Bridge|
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|William||Fox||Head (wdwr)||38||Lime labourer||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 59 page 4
1911: Holme Wood
|Frank||Fox||boarder||22||Coal getter||Bull Bridge|
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