FOX, Charles James

✟ ≠ Pte Y & L (wounded by sniper DC 25/12/1915). 15237 L Cpl, A Coy, 13th Bn Yorkshire Regt. KIA 22/3/1918 at St Leger, buried Arras Memorial, Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. fought in Egypt and Gallipoli, wounded three times. b 1886 Sheffield. A clerk, brother in law Benjamin Parkinson, Castleton Road, Hathersage. All evidence suggests he lived a nomadic life.  Probate record of 23 November 1918 states he was living at 5 Crossland Road Hathersage at the time of his death, when his effects of £3,407.18.1d were left to his brother Thomas Bevan Fox.  No reports of his death in the Sheffield or Derbyshire newspapers, but according to his Army records he enlisted in Scarborough and was living in Bristol at the time, (this seems to fit in with his “nomadic“ lifestyle). His father was also Charles James Fox b 1855/56 in China to British parents, mother Emma Carr b 1855/56 Hull. 1881C living in Sheffield. His father died Sheffield 1890, consequently C J and his siblings were shipped off around the country to various relatives and orphanages. His siblings (all born Sheffield were, Joseph Glenn (ended up in Lincolnshire) Thomas Bevan, a pharmacist in London, who was named as CJ’s next of kin on the Register of Soldier’s Effects, and Susan Eliza who married Benjamin Parkinson, three of whose four children being born in Hathersage, Benjamin J – 1912, William – 1914, Charles A – 1915, and Thomas Glen-  b1911 Doncaster.