William John Fox

Surname: Fox
Other names: William John
Other people in this story:
William Cox
Kate Cox (nee Crew)
F. Cox
Locations in this story:
Kington Magna, Dorset
Peckham, London
Sevenoaks, Kent
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders

William John Cox was born in Kington Magna, Dorset, in 1893 and baptised there on 24 Dec 1893 the son of William Cox and Kate Cox (nee Crew).  He lived most of his early life in Kington Magna until by 1914 he had moved to Peckham, London.  It was here he enlisted and joined the 4th (City of London) Battalion (The Royal Fusiliers) part of the London Regiment as a Private (Service No. 6368).   He served in France and Flanders and was wounded in action in France and repatriated back to the UK where he was admitted to the VAD Hospital, Sevenoaks, Kent, where he died on 20 Dec 1916.  He was buried in the churchyard of All Saints Church, Kington Magna, Dorset, and his name appears on the Kington Magna War Memorial.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He had a brother, F. Cox, who also died in the conflict.  (NB:  His name also appears on the Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, War Memorial on a plaque which is thought to have come from Kington Magna.)


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