Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Cecil Croker Fox

Photo of Cecil Croker Fox
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1893 - 1895.

Regiment: East Surrey Regt.
Died: 15 September 1916 aged 37 in France. Killed in action at Flers.
Battle: Battle of the Somme. Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial P 6B/6C

Son f George Croker Fox, Penjerrick and Pennance Cottage, Falmouth. b. 1879.
III - Shell.
Architect in Vancouver.
Great War, Inns of Court O.T.C. 1914;
2nd Lieutenant Worcester Regt. 1915. Lieutenant 12th Bn East Surrey Regt.

'He left Malvern too early to reach a prominent position in the school, but he will be remembered by contemporaries as a boy of refined character and endowed with considerable ability as an artist. On leaving school he accompanied his father to British Columbia, where he became a member of a firm of architects at Vancouver. Shortly after the outbreak of the war he returned to England and joined the Inns of Court O.T. C. In April 1915 he was gazetted to the Worcestershire Regiment. After a course at the Staff College, Camberley, he was transferred to the East Surrey Regiment, being promoted Lieutenant in December.' (Malvernian, Dec 1916).