Fox, Harry

Harry Fox was the son of Robert Arthur and Mary Fox, of Mountain Farm, which was at the end of Fox’s Lane Alltami.

Harry died aged 19, one of the youngest of the 114 men and boys on the Buckley Memorial. From a family memory provided by Jack Bright, he was batman to an officer and was killed trying to rescue a wounded officer.

Robert Arthur Fox married Mary Rowlands in Chester District in 1896. Harry was born in 1899, and Mary died April 20, 1902. Mary and Harry are remembered together on a grave at Bistre Church.

Harry was born in Buckley but in 1901 the family was living at Nelson St. Chester, Robert 30 engine machine fitter, Mary 26, Maud 5, Harry 2, and Dorothy 1. In 1911 Harry was living with grandparents Jonathon and Esther Rowlands at Holly Bank Villas Daisy Hill. Robert Arthur, Mary, Maud, Dorothy, and Elizabeth were living at Padeswood Rd.


Harry’s mother, Mary died in 1902. His father, Robert Arthur Fox of Mountain Farm died in 1953 aged 83. Sister Dorothy died in 1921. Sister Maud married Thomas Richard Peers in 1923. Their daughter married Jack Bright in 1947. Jack’s father, Sergeant Albert Edward Bright of the Worcestershire Regiment served at Gallipoli and two years on the Western Front, winning the Military Medal at Ypres in 1918.

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