Charles Robert Fox

Broughton House Resident from; 7th May 1917 to 11th March 1944 

Born; 1893 (recorded as age 16 in 1911 Census)

Brought up; Crumpsall, Lancashire. Employed as a Railway Clerk

Division: Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC)
Rank: Corporal

Enlisted; 1st September 1914, Kings Royal Rifle Corps (KRRC) aged 19. Training; KRRC Reserve Battalion. Sheerness, Kent 

War Service; 

3rd May 1915; Sent to France with 4th Battalion KRRC with a replacement draft for the horrendous casualties suffered by 4th KRRC during the 2nd Battle of Ypres (22/4/15 25/5/15

9th May 1915; Seriously wounded during the battle for the Frezenburg Ridge. (80th Brigade, 27th Division) Lost both legs


191415 Star British War medal Victory medal 

Demobilised; 21st April 1916, medically discharged in the rank of Corporal 

Postwar; Broughton House Resident for the rest of his life

Family: Father, Alfred, a Workhouse Night Superintendent. Previously an Army Veteran.