Fox, William (No. 6985086)

Fox, William


No. 6985086, 70th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Died of disease on Monday 16 June 1941 (aged 18)


Holywood Cemetery, Co. Down (RC Ground Collective Grave 1042)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


It is recorded in the Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 that Fusilier William Fox (No. 6985086) was born in the Republic of Ireland and he lived at 28 Phibsborough Road, Dublin.  His birth was registered in the fourth quarter of 1922 in Dublin North.

During the Second World War Fusilier William Fox (No. 6985086) served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and he was 18 and unmarried when he died of tubercular meningitis on 16 June 1941 in the 24th (London) General Hospital, Belfast.  This hospital was also known as Campbell College Military Hospital.  Two days later, Fusilier William Fox (No. 6985086) was buried in Holywood Cemetery, Roman Catholic Ground, Collective Grave 1042.

Also buried in that collective grave were Private Archibald Joseph Adolphus Holt (No. 7586012) who died on 5 May 1941 and Private Frank Mason (No. 3388489) who died on 9 February 1941.