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Joseph Stanley Victor Fox

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Fox

Joseph Stanley Victor

8992

L/Cpl

1 Wilts

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

Corsham

20

12 Feb 1913 at Devizes

45 The Causeway

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

20/04/1915

Dickebusch, Ypres

Executed

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

D,15

Belgium

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Charles and Harriet Fox

45 The Causeway

Chippenham

Notes

Att 3 Div Cyclists Corps

REPORT OF SON KILLED LEADS FATHER TO ENLIST.

On Thursday morning (22nd April) Mr and Mrs C Fox of the Causeway received information that their son, Victor, of the Wiltshire regiment had been killed at the front. The news has not been confirmed by the War Office but was, the parents state, conveyed to them by a comrade, and the father in order, as he puts it, to avenge his sons death went at once joined Kitchenerís Army.

L/Cpl Fox had proved himself a plucky lad. He was formerly with his father in the bill posting business and enlisted in the Gloucester Regiment and also the Somersetís, but was bought out. When war broke out he again joined the Army and has been in France for some time.

Mr and Mrs Fox have another son who is a prisoner in Germany and this morningís post brought a letter from him in which he appeals to his parents to send food, in particular white bread.

Wilts Times 23 April 1915

L/Cpl Fox was the second soldier from 1 Wilts to be executed during the War. Unlike the previous victim (in 1914 aged 33) Fox was a young man of 20 attached to 3 Division Cyclists Company when he deserted. He was tried during April 1915 and executed at Dickebusch on the 20th April 1915. L/Cpl Fox came from Chippenham and was buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium. His grave carries the inscription "In loving memory of our dearly beloved Son. Gone but not forgotten". Fox is also commemorated in Chippenham on the Parish Church Roll of Honour and on the town War Memorial, suggesting that his parents were not told the true circumstances surrounding their sonís death. At the time however, the official army policy was to inform relatives of the true cause of death, and also to specify the offence.

8992 L/Cpl JSV Fox aged 20 executed for desertion on 20 April 1915. 1 Wilts attached to 3 Div Cycle Co. Fox was a regular soldier.

Shot at Dawn by Julian Putowski and Julian Sykes

Both Fox's father and brother survived the war.

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paulís Church

St Andrewís Church

Yes

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Photo courtesy of lady.linda48@ntlworld.com

Memorial plaque at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum

 

Last updated - 10/05/2016


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