Francis (Frank) Fox (1889–1946)


Army Cyclist Corps 2141 17th Division
Labour Corps 505615 579 Home Service Employment Company

Photo courtesy Christine Wells

Francis Fox

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 final marriage was to Sybil Alice 1933

Medal Roll Index
Awarded the Victory, British and 15-Star medal
Silver War Badge
Entered France 13/7/15
Discharged 7/3/19
Address Dalton Row, Laughton, Nr Rotherham

Field Ambulance Record
F Fox aged 27
Private 2141
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?

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.


1891: Bullbridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Fox Head 28 General labourer Crich
Ellen Fox wife 27   Pentrich
Annie Fox daughter 3   Lady Grove, Heage
Edwin Fox son 3 mo   Bull Bridge
Frank Fox son 1   Bull Bridge

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1901: Bullbridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Fox Head (wdwr) 38 Lime labourer Crich
Annie Fox daughter 13   Heage
Frank Fox son 11   Bull Bridge
Edward Fox son 9   Bull Bridge
Caroline Fox mother (wdw) 77   Crich

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1911: Holme Wood

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frank Fox boarder 22 Coal getter Bull Bridge

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1939 Register: 25th Avenue, Kingston upon Hull
Francis Fox b.13 August 1889; gardener permantly sick
Alice Fox b.30 October 1899
Doreen F Ray (Fox) b.14 July 1928; school
William F Fox b.13 August 1929; school
Alan M Fox b.26 May 1932; school
Margaret E Bullock (Hollings, Fox) b. 6 April 1934; school