Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Francis Neville Wilson Fox

Photo of Francis Neville Wilson Fox
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1908 - 1914.

Regiment: Welch Regt.
Died: 31 July 1917 aged 23 in Belgium. Killed in action.
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele). Cemetery: New Irish Farm XXV F 11

Born: October 29th 1894. Son of Francis W. Fox and A. Denise Fox, Uplands, Crown Hill, Devon.
Lover IV - Matriculation Class. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 14th Bn Welsh Regt. 1914.

'In November, 1914, he was given his commission, and went to the front in September 1916. He was killed on July 31st, while leading his men into action. Letters from those who knew him as a soldier all speak highly of his courage and coolness, and, above all, of that unfailing cheeriness which won him the affection of men and officers. Under the surface, too, there was a depth of feeling that perhaps only his most intimate friends were aware of. He has left behind him the memory of "a great example of a soldier and a gentleman." ' (Malvernian, Nov 1917).

Service record: WO 339/15393