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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

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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   :-[

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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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