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Harry Norton Fox

Harry Norton Fox

Date of Birth

Unknown

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College – Intermediate Arts (Pass), 1913-1915

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Norfolk Regiment, 1st Battalion

Date of death

23 April 1917

Buried/memorial

Arras Memorial (Grave/Memorial reference: Bay 3.)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Harry Norton Fox was the son of Josiah and Frances Fox. Before he went to Borough Road College he went to Paston School, North Walsham. According to Arthur Adam Taylor Crosse, the vicar of St Mary’s Hickling “he was a promising boy, and hard work and a good intellect enabled him to fulfil the promise of his boyhood.” He attended Borough Road College for two years, and competed in both cricket and football for the college. He graduated the college with an Intermediate Arts qualification and is listed as being destined to go straight into service as a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Fox had a fiancee, Ella Margaret Howes. She was a nurse during the war. Fox enlisted into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders before being awarded with a field commission into the Norfolk Regiment. He was killed on 23 April 1917. Arthur Adam Taylor Crosse describes how “he was a fine soldier, and his colonel and brothers officers speak most highly of his courage and the excellence of his work, and they most sincerely mourn his loss.”

Sources

Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/12/10 [BRCFB010], BFSS/2/9/13/10, 1916 Annual Report,http://ww1.one-name.org/ww1_stories/eleanor-margaret-howes/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/oldpastonians/13137745173/, Commonwealth War Graves Commission