Harry Fox

Bombardier Harry Fox

87040, Bombardier, 62nd Brigade H.Q. Royal Field Artillery.

Died 14 November 1918 aged 30.

Harry was born in Manton Downs, Devizes, Wiltshire and lived at High Elms, Benington with his wife, Elizabeth (nee Cox), and their two daughters, Florence Elizabeth (Born 14 April 1911) and Rosina Maud (Born 18 March 1915), where he worked as a Farm Labourer.

He enlisted in the Army at Hertford and arrived in France on the 31 May 1915.

On the day the armistice was announced, 11 November 1918, there was a severe Influenza epidemic amongst the troops of the 62nd Brigade and many lives were lost, including that of Harry Fox. He is buried in Brebieres British Cemetery, Pas, de Calais, France. (Grave F3.)

His daughter Florence married Arthur William Vigus in 1938 and passed away in 1993. Rosina, however, never married and passed away in 2002 at the age of 87.

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