Horace is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Image from the Evening Star – 14th April 1942.
Born: 20th September 1917, 96, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.
Died: 21st September 1944; age: 26; as a Japanese PoW.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 137, Avondale Road, Ipswich.
Occupation: a Gent’s Hairdresser.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5827792.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Relatives Notified & Address: Youngest son of Bernard & Violet May Fox, of Ipswich.
Father: Bernard Fox, born 1875, Ipswich.
Mother: Violet May Fox (nee Cattermole), born May 1880, Saxmundham, Suffolk.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939
Horace was a Gent’s Hairdresser. He was living with his widowed mother & brothers at their family home – 137, Avondale Road, Ipswich.
Violet, unpaid Domestic Duties.
George Francis Fox, a Cabinet Maker, born May 1915, Ipswich.
Philip Joseph Fox, a Brewer’s Labourer, born February 1916, Ipswich.
Probate to George Francis Fox – brother, a Leading Aircraftman – R.A.F.
The Battalion was attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.( including 4/5th Battalion the Suffolk Regiment)
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.