William Fox (1897–1973)

Lance Corporal

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
40826 & 116332
King's Liverpool Regiment 217690 16th Infantry Works CoyBattalion
Labour Corps 170556 116 & 411 Agricultural Coy

Photo courtesy Enid Fox

William Fox photograph

William, an unmarried gardener, born at Crich but living at Holloway, enlisted in 1915 and was mobilised in 1916. July 1918 saw him in the Military Hospital Lancaster with influenza. He was demobbed to Crich in 1919 and married Nora Wardley in 1924. He worked as a lorry driver.

Service Record
William enlisted on 11 December 1915 and was mobilized on 3 April 1916 aged 18 years and 5 months, an unmarried gardener living at Holloway, Derbyshire. He was recorded as being C of E and born at Crich. His father was named as William Fox. The address for his pay was c/o Mrs Poyser, Near Cross, Crich. He was demobbed to Crich in March 1919.
11/12/15 Attested
01/04/16 Mobilized
06/04/16 Posted to Sherwood Foresters
29/04/16 Transerred to Labour Corps, S.F.
05/05/16 Appointed L.Cpl
01/02/17 Transferred to 16 Infantry Works Coy KLR (King's Liverpool Regiment)
11/05/17 Transferred to the Labour Corps
10/07/17 Transferred to 416 Agricultural Coy
05/07/18 Admitted to the Military Hospital, Lancaster with influenza


1901: Common Side, Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Fox Head 26 Stationary engine driver Oakerthorpe
Selina Fox wife 24   Holloway
William Fox son 4   Crich
Olive May Fox daughter 2   Crich
Annie Mary Fox daughter 5 mo   Holloway

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1911: Hillside, Holloway

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Fox Head 36 Stationary engine driver South Wingfield
Selina Fox wife 35   Holloway
William Fox son 14 Gardeners boy Crich
Olive Fox daughter 12 School Crich
Annie Fox daughter 10 School Holloway
Aubrey Fox son 8 School Holloway
Elizabeth Fox daughter 6 School Holloway
Edith Fox daughter 3   Holloway
John Fox son 11 mo   Holloway

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1939 Register: Coasthill Terrace, Crich
William Fox b.28 March 1897; lorry driver builders merchant
Nora Fox b.8 May 1901