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Offline grimmy

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Cliff fall death
« on: October 11, 2010, 05:04:00 PM »
Several soldiers on Sunday afternoon were on the cliffs near Cloughton, Scarborough, searching for sea-birds' eggs, when one of them, Pte Henry Fox, 19, Manchester Regiment, missed his footing and fell down the cliff. He received serious injuries and died shortly afterwards.

Source: The Times, Tue May 4th, 1918
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Cliff fall death
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2010, 08:49:35 PM »
this soldier died on the 12th may 1918,eight days after the times published the report of his death,should the times date be the 14th may

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Re: Cliff fall death
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 10:08:38 AM »
mack - yes, my mistake   :-[
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men,
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

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Re: Cliff fall death
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 08:28:05 PM »
dont worry grimmy,i wish i had a quid for every typo that ive done,good find though.
i cant find any info about henry,only that he was born at hollinwood near oldham and lived at higher hillgate,stockport.

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Re: Cliff fall death
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 10:13:38 PM »
pte 59910 henry fox
5th reserve batt
buried scarborough[deanrd]cemetery

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