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13048 sapper w.fox


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hi all

im trying to research this man 13048 sapper w.fox .r.e i know he served in the great war and i think he was a pre war regular i know nothing about his sevice any info would be greatly appreciacted

regards n.sledden

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Qualifying date 15/8/1914. SWB List RE 2044.

Do you have Ancestry access?

Name: William Fox

Estimated birth year: abt 1879

Age at enlistment: 22

Birth Parish: Saindare

Birth County: Wittshaer

Document Year: 1901

Regimental Number: 13048

Number of Images: 16

John

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Also this is the same man -

Name: William Fox

Estimated birth year: abt 1881

Age at enlistment: 22

Birth Parish: Swindon

Birth County: Wiltshire

Document Year: 1903

Regimental Number: 10013

Regiment Name: Royal Engineers

Number of Images: 25

John

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nathan

Might be able to narrow down which unit he served in.

The first 6 Infantry Divisions and the Cavalry Division landed in France in Aug 1914.

From my notes there were only two RE units which landed in France on the 15th August,the date shown as qualifying by John here, Cavalry Division's 1 Field Squadron RE and 1 Signal Section RE. The next nearest landed at Rouen on the 16th,also shown as the 16th when it arrived at the coastal port of Le Havre prior to shipping up the River Seine to Rouen. That unit was 26 Field Company RE of 1 Division.

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  • 7 years later...

I know this was a while ago now, but just wondered if you had any luck finding one of the family for this medal. I'm researching this family and am in touch with one of his great nieces. Happy to help if you are still looking.

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