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Sidney Fox

Born:
14 Iyyar 5656 (27 April 1896)
Died:
6 Nisan 5675 (21 March 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
FOX3749
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
14 Iyyar 5656 (27 April 1896)
Place of birth:
28 Newcastle Place, Whitechapel, London

Death

Date of death:
6 Nisan 5675 (21 March 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Neuve Chapelle
Cause of death:
Wounds sustained in the War
Burial place:
LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY
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Family legend
In Memory of Rifleman 6/375 SIDNEY FOX, 2nd Bn.Rifle Brigade B Company. The first son of Jacob and Rachel Fox, of 28 Newcastle Place, Whitechapel, London. Born 27th April 1896, died age 19 on 21 March 1915 having been mortally wounded at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Excerpt taken from the National Archives' reference WO-95-1731-1

Friday March 19th 1915

Snow fell at 1:00am & continued the rest of the night. An exceptionally quiet morning, a few small shells about 10:30am in area in rear of trenches. Snow falling all the morning, bitterly cold day. Shell pitching in parapet killed two & wounded two riflemen. A draft of three officers & 295 riflemen arrived. Work in the trenches at night progressed a lot of chevaux de fries (anti-cavalry obstacle) being put out. A very quiet night, snow fell again.

Saturday March 20th 1915

Quiet all day. Two men wounded in fire trench by snipers. Occasional shelling behind our lines. Relieved by Royal Berks in the evening. A & B coys to support trenches at 27, C & D to HQ & machine gun to billets at Croix Barbee (La Croix Barbet)

Family

Parents

Father: Jacob Fox (male)
Mother: Rachel (female)

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
6/375 2nd Bn.Rifle Brigade B Company
Rank at discharge/death:
Rifleman

Roll of Honour

S. FOX, 14 March 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Rifleman
Date of Death:
21/03/1915
Age:
19
Regiment / service:
2nd Bn., Rifle Brigade
Cemetery:
Le Treport Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
Plot 1. Row O. Grave 5.
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