Fox, William (1889-1916)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916

Obituary

Pte. William Fox, a member of the Queensferry C.E. Society, Buckley Circuit, was born twenty-six years ago last September. On March 5th, 1916, he received his death wound from the gun of a German sniper, and after hovering between life and death for five days his spirit passed to the peace and calm of heaven. His mortal remains are buried in a British cemetery in France, and when the war ceases his loved ones hope to make a pilgrimage to that consecrated spot. During a visit of Rev. Danzy Sheen to the Buckley Tabernacle our friend, as a lad, surrendered to Jesus Christ. He joined the Army twelve months last December. A memorial service was conducted by the write in the Queensferry Church.

J.E. Phillipson

 

William was Private 18783 in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. He died of wounds on 7 March 1916.

Before the war, William was an ironworker.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1916/785

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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