Compton Abbas War Memorial

David Charles Fox

Surname: Fox
Other names: David Charles
Other people in this story:
John Fox
Sarah Jane Fox nee Creed
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Compton Abbas
France & Flanders
Wimborne, Dorset

Story:
David Charles Fox was born in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, on 4th April, 1893. He was the son of John Fox, a shepherd, and Sarah Jane Fox (nee Creed). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a shepherd and living at 8 Compton Abbas. He enlisted in Wimborne, Dorset, as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9960) but transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps (Service No. 46817). He served with the 58th Field Ambulance in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 10th April 1918 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Panel 160). He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury.  

Images:
  • Compton Abbas War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives