Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private John Fox
Royal Warwickshire Regiment and 1st Royal Berkshire Regiment
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Date of Death
Commemorated on the Coleshill Grammar School Memorial, John Fletcher Fox was born in 1897 in Atherstone and christened on the 13th October 1897. His parents were Fletcher John and Harriet Minnie Fox, of The Griffin, Shustoke. John attended The Coleshill Grammar School and later enlisted in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Warwick (service number 18959). He was transferred to the 1st Battalion Prince Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (service number 33031). Private Fox was killed in action on 10th March 1917, aged 19, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France. He was awarded the Victory and British medals.
Coleshill Chronicle 8th March 1918 DEATHS – IN MEMORIAM FOX – In loving memory of John Fletcher Fox (Jack), who was killed in action on March 10th, 1917, aged 19. Death divides, but memory clings.
Coleshill Chronicle 12th March 1921 DEATHS – IN MEMORIAM FOX – In loving memory of John Fletcher Fox (Jack), who was killed in action on March 10th, 1917, aged 19. Never forgotten.
Private Fox is also remembered on the Shustoke War Memorial.