HORACE RAYMOND FOX

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.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 55.

Singapore Memorial,

Kranji,

Singapore.

 

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.

SUFFOLK REGIMENT MUSEUM

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