James Fox

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2154
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 26/01/1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: I.A.2

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 3 Ladyloan, Arbroath
  • Occupation: Ploughman, Downfield, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary A. Reid (later Fairweather) 3 Ladyloan, Arbroath

  • Father:

    James Fox

  • Siblings:


  • Spouse:
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More about James Fox

Sergeant James Fox was the son of James Fox, a shoemaker, and Mary Reid (later Fairweather) of 40 Fergus Square, Arbroath. He was a ploughman at Downfield, Dundee, and joined the Territorials in 1911, being mobilised with war broke out. He died of wounds on 26th March 1915 and is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, France. He was the brother of Pte William Fox Reg No 30, 5th Battalion Black Watch, who died 07.12.1918.

James Fox   2154   Black Watch

Lance-Sergeant James Fox, of the 1st Black Watch, died of wounds at the front on 25th January.  He enlisted three years ago, and was 22 years of age.  A native of Arbroath, his mother now resides in Dundee.

Montrose, Review 19th February 1915


Mrs Cumming, formerly of Arbroath and now residing at Blackscroft, Dundee, has received official information that her son Lance-Sergeant James Fox of the 1st Black Watch had died of wounds received during the terrible conflict at La Bassee on the 25th January. Lance-Sergeant Fox, who was born in Arbroath, was only 22 years of age.  He was formerly employed at Downfield as a ploughman but enlisted about three years ago.  He was stationed at Aldershot, and when there went up with Col. Cody in an aeroplane a few days before that famous aviator met his death.  He has a brother Sergeant William Fox who is also with the colours at the front.

Arbroath Herald 26th January 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Derek Robertson and Michael Caldwell

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