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George was born in Arnold in 1899 the son of James and Lilley Fox. In the 1911 Census the family are living at 19 Cavendish Street, Arnold but by this time his mother Lilley has died, he attended the Arnold British School. After leaving school he worked for his father as a painter and decorator..
He was employed by his father as a painter and decorator.
20 Jul 1918
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King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
As soon as George was 18 yrs of age he enlisted at Hucknall. He was initially enlisted into the 8th Training Reserve battalion with number 82819, but at some stage was posted into the 5th Battalion The Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry with the new regimental number of 62525. At 9pm on the night of the 19th July, 1918, the battalion was ordered to move in battle order to preliminary assembly positions prior to carrying out an attack on the 20th on the Bois-De-Reims and Chateau-De-Commetreuil. This battle was part of what was to become known at the Second Battle of the Marne which involved mainly the French and the Americans. It was during the attack put in by the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the area of Bois-De-Reims on the morning of the 20th July, that George was killed in action
He was buried at the Jonchery-Sur-Cesle British Cemetery, France
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