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  • 9121 Private Walter Fox, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
Person Details
Beauchief Derbyshire
He was the son of Clement and Mary Wilkinson Fox and the brother of Clement, Mary (later Osbourne), George William and Francis Charles Fox. In 1911 they lived at Hop Bine Farm Ossington Newark Nottinghamshire.
He was a former groom, professional soldier and worker on his father's farm.
12 Mar 1915
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859565 - CWGC Website
9121
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Walter Fox enlisted on 25 January 1904, age 20 years 5 months, 5 feet 4 inches and a Groom. He was already serving in 4th battalion Special Reserve prior to enlisting as a regular. He enlisted for 3 years with the colours and 9 in reserve. On 28 January he was posted to the Depot in Derby and on 19 April, appointed Lance Corporal (paid). A month later on 19 May, he reverted at his own request to Private. In November 1904 he was posted to the 2nd Battalion at Aldershot. He was transferred to the Army Reserve after serving his three years. Walter was mobilized on 5 August 1915 and posted to the 1st battalion in October, on their return to England. He went to France with them on 4 November 1914. Walter was killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle when the German's launched an attack in overwhelming numbers, forcing the battalion back to the support trench, some 150 yards in the rear. Counter attacks by the battalion and the heroism of Private Jacob Rivers VC, forced the enemy back and the battalion regained its former line. At 9 pm, the battalion withdrew to the support trench which became the new front line. At some point Walter was killed and probably buried in a local cemetery made by the Seaforth Highlanders. His grave was later lost and today he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
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  • 9121 Private Walter Fox, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Walter Fox Memorial - 9121 Private Walter Fox, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) was killed in action on 12 March 1915 during the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. He has no known grave and is commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial, France. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse