Francis Cecil Hitchcox-1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusilliers

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  1. jonbard

    jonbard New Member

    I looking for any info on my uncle Francis Cecil Hitchcox. He originally enlisted with his Local Regiment the Sherwood Foresters,later being transfered to the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusilliers.Service Num 20364.Buried in the Military Cemetary at Etaples.Grave Num XXX111.E.214 .- ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Country:France.died on the 7th April 1918
    He was wounded on the Somme & Etaples being a distribution centre,I presume he died in one if the many hospitals there.

    jonbard
     
  2. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    Hi Jonbard,

    Do you have a photo of his wargrave? I will check what records i have and see if it may shed some light on how he died. It looks like he was taking part in the Spring Offensive but its also still possible that he was killed in action and taken to Etaples for burial.

    Sniper
     
  3. jonbard

    jonbard New Member

    Hello Sniper,
    Yes thank, I bought a photo from CWGC.
    This is my 1st post & I,m not not sure what info is available, would it be possible to find out when & where he enlisted with the Sherwood,s & was transferred to the Scots ?

    john
     
  4. Newsteve

    Newsteve New Member

    This was my uncle as well, which makes us cousins! I don't have any other information though. My mum had the telegrams etc saying he was missing and later that he had been killed in action, but I have no idea what happened to them.
     
  5. jonbard

    jonbard New Member

    Hello Steve,
    my name is John Hitchcox, I presume you,re Aunty Nancy lad Steven
    This is strange, I,m just about to reply to an email your sister Ann sent today, she appears to have all the old docs.

    I,ve been researching the family history for some years now, I,d appreciate any family info you may have
    jonbard@talktalk.net

    john
     

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