Fox, Edward Lionel Wakefield (1898-1942)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Details: Edward Lionel Wakefield Fox (1898-1942), born 12 August 1898, son of Edward Fox and Kathleen Fox of Throwleigh, Devon; husband of Marion Stella Fox, of Hadlow, Kent.
Attended Mount House preparatory school, Plymouth, Devon.
Attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) May 1912-August 1916; 1st XI cricket team, 1916; Corporal in O.T.C.
Quetta Cadet College.
WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garhwal Rilfes; awarded M.C.
Malabar (Moplah Rebellion), 1921-1922.
WW2, Major, 5th Battalion, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Killed in action in Malaya on 11 January 1942, aged 43.
Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, 22. D. 20. Inscription on his headstone: ‘AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2053884/fox,-edward-l...
Hadlow War Memorial www.roll-of-honour.com/Kent/Hadlow.html
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.
Obituary, The Shirburnian, March 1945: 'Edward Lionel Fox was in Abbey House from 1912 to 1916. He was a good cricketer in the XI 1915 and 1916. After School he went to the Quetta College and joined the Indian Army. He fought in the Great War as Lieutenant in the Garhwal Rifles he gained his M.C. in Mesopotamia. He became Adjutant to his Regiment in 1925, a post he held till 1929. He had a charming personality, very quiet and unassuming and made many friends. He was killed in July [sic] 1942.'