Private Thomas Fox

Private Thomas Lindsay Fox, 1st Battalion, Northumberland  Fusiliers. He was killed in Belgium, aged 39, on 4th March 1915 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium. He had been born in Kelso and was the son of Jane and the late Adam Fox of Roxburgh Street, Kelso. In 1895 he had enlisted as a Regular soldier in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and had served in India. His term of engagement expired in 1905 and he then joined the Reserves. Before the outbreak of War he had worked as a gardener at Edenside and Springwood, Kelso. At that time his Battalion were holding what passed for front line trenches astride the Ypres-Courtrai railway near Verbrandenmolen and suffered from intermittent shelling.

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