Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Thomas Noel Fox

Photo of Thomas Noel Fox
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1910 - 1914.

Regiment: Somerset Light Inf.
Died: 12 December 1918 aged 22 in Bulgaria. Died of bronchial pneumonia.
Cemetery: Sofia War Cemetery III C 7

Born 19th Dec 1896. Son of James Charles Fox (Rector of Abbas and Temple Coombe) and Mabel Harriet Anne Fox, Templecombe Rectory, Somerset.
Upper IV B - Lower Modern I. House Prefect.
Great War, 2nd Lieutenant 9th Somerset L.I; attd. 79th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

'He obtained a commission in the 9th Battalion, Somerset L.I., immediately after leaving School, in January 1915, but was transferred a year later to the Machine-Gun Corps, and completed his training at Grantham. In July 1916 he was attached to the 26th Division at Salonica, and served for two years in the trenches between the Vardar and Lake Doiran. He came home on leave last August, and was on his way to re-join his unit in Bulgaria, when, after experiencing bitter weather in the mountains, he contracted pneumonia, and died on December 12th. He was buried at Roustchouk. A capital straightforward, manly boy, he proved himself a keen officer, cheerful under whatever conditions, and was beloved by his men.' (Malvernian, Feb 1919).

14 Jan 1915 to 30 Jun 1916 - 1st Appointment.
1 Jul 1916 to 30 Sep 1918 - Somerset Light Infantry.
1 Oct 1918 to 12 Dec 1918 - Machine Gun Corps.
6th Nov 1918. Arrived in Salonika.
12th Dec 1918. Died of bronchial pneumonia at No 79 Field Ambulance, Salonika.
War Memorial, St. Mary's Church, Templecombe, Somerset

Service record:WO 374/25397