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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

James Fox

Bolton Journal and Guardian 25 August 1916

It is over 12 months since Pte. JAS. FOX, Border Regiment, was reported “Missing” in the Gallipoli field of war, and on Tuesday the War office notified his wife that they were now “constrained to conclude that he is dead.” Aged 30, and a labourer at Lum-st Gas Works, Fox leaves two children.

James was the son of Peter Fox b.1846, a hand car driver and Ellen Fox b.1853.

In 1891 James was living at 19 Back Acresfield, Bolton with his parents and siblings Catherine b.1875, William b.1881, Peter b.1883 and John J b.1885.

James married Jane Brown b.1885 at St George's Church, Bolton on 26 June 1909.

In 1911 the couple were living at 31 Craddock Street, Bolton with their sons, Harold b.1909 and William b.1910.

James was then working as a carter in the flour trade.

At the time of his enlistment in January 1915 his occupation was given as iron fixer.


Name Fox, James
Rank Private
Number 19732
Unit 6th Bn
Border Regiment
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Bolton, Lancashire
January 1915
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey