None of Johns Service papers have survived.
The Buxton Advertiser on November 23rd 1918 reported John’s death as follows: We regret to record the death of Sapper John William Fox, younger son of Mr and Mrs A Fox, of 8 Cross Street, who has succumbed to Malaria Fever in Egypt. sapper Fox, reported himself as in hospital suffering from a slight accident. It was expected that fever surrendered and the news of his end was received by the sorrowing parents on Monday. Ever a good son at home, with a clean record, he will be mourned by relatives and friends by whom he was much beloved. Sapper Fox was 33 years of age.
Born: 1895 registered Chapel-en-le-Frith Vol 7b Page 873 J/F/M to Abraham & Mary Fox.
Baptised: 13th March 1895 Fairfield. The youngest of 4 siblings Robert (1/10/1885), Norman (19/5/1893) & sister Cissie (31/3/1889). All of whom attended North Road School.
1901 Census: living at 4 Cross Street, Fairfield.
1911 Census: living at 8 Cross Street, Fairfield
Occupation: Book Stall Assistant.
Death: 13th November 1918
Memorial: Kantara Egypt. Plot E216.