Age: Not known
Date of birth: Not Known
Parents: Walter & Elsie Fox
Address: 21 Beauchamp Road, Emscote, Warwick
We are unable to find out when Arthur was born. His family were living at 8 Stamford Place, Leamington Spa in 1911 and father Walter (b1884) is described as a “Builder’s Time Keeper.” Also at the address at that time, along with their mother Elsie (1883-1955) are Harold Walter (1905-1965), Mary Elizabeth (b1908) and Elsie Evelyn (1909-1916).
By the time of the 1939 Register, the family are living at Beauchamp Road. Arthur’s sister, Mary, is still at home and working as a Music Teacher. She later went on to marry in 1955 – Skelsey was her married name. There are two redactions on the 1939 Register, so this could have been Arthur and Harold.
Arthur’s father died the year before him, in 1942. His mother, Elsie, died in 1955 in Warwick and left Probate to Arthur’s sister Mary Skelsey.
Rank & Number: Sergeant, 1815826
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Brigade/Division: 77 Squadron
Date of death: 30th July 1943
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action - his aircraft was shot down enroute to Hamburg and all the crew were killed
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Kiel War Cemetery, Germany. 1. B. 6.
Commemorated locally at: St Paul's Church, All Saints Church
- Unlocking Warwick Research Group
- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office