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Rev. Charles George, Fox

Rank: Honorary Captain & Chaplain
Townland: Split Lake (C/O Hudson Bay Railway)
Town/Village: The Pas, Manitoba,
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: Canada
Alternative Address: Longford, County Longford; The Rectory, Glenwood, Minnestoa, U.S.A; 111 Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri, U.S.A.
Census 1901: Residing at Split Lake, Keewatin, The Territories, Canada.
Census 1911: Residing at Split Lake, Northwest Territories, with wife and children
Regiment/Unit: 107th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force / [Missouri National Guard (1925)]
Regiment Number:
Date of Death: 14-01-1961
Cause: Survived the war
Memorial: Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Texas

Charles was born in Longford on 15 October 1875, and emigrated to Canada in 1897. He had spent some time in Morton, Derbyshire, England where his wife* was from and where one of his youngest children, Noreen, was born in 1914.

Rev. Fox married to Margorie Helen Maltby* in Chesterfield in 1907, and had two children. Prior to enlistment, he was a clerk in the Holy Orders, (Church of England), working on a mission in Canada, where he led the construction of the first Anglican church there in 1906. He appears to have also ministered in Minnesota, as he does have a completed U.S. WW1 Draft Registration Card, and later in Texas. 

Captain Fox enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in August 1916 at Camp Hughes, Manitoba. He was primarily assigned to the 107th Battalion, but was also assigned to the 156th Canadian Railway Troops (C.R.T.), 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade (C.I.B.) and 15th Battalion, and served in Canada, England and France. Fox embarked for Europe in September 1916, sailing on the Olympic. He resigned his commission in December 1917.

Rev Fox continued to minister in the Episcopalian Church in the U.S, becoming a U.S. citizen in December 1923 and enlisted with the Missouri National Guard in 1925 as a chaplain. He passed away on the 14 January 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.

Parents Names: Son of Charles Fox and Jane (née Armstrong)
Notes: *Mrs. Fox was originally from Derby. She had an address at 58 Crawford Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada when her husband was in service overseas.

Link to Canadian service record; Link to graveKeeyask Environmental Assessment (refernce to church building);  

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