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Lieutenant Lyle Cleveland Fox
Lyle Cleveland Fox 415899 (on enlistment as a Private) Lieutenant 40th Battalion; 26th Battalion; New Brunswick Regimental Depot; 13th Reserve Battalion, on Command 1st Canadian Command Depot November 19, 1891 Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS August 12, 1915 Aldershot, NS 23 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Complexion: medium Eyes: hazel Hair; light brown Married Railroader Church of England Cassie A. Fox (Wife) Bridgewater, NS May 24, 1919 at Ottawa (General Demobilization) Enlisting with the 40th Battalion, Lyle Fox arrived in England on October 28, 1915. On March 15, 1916 Lyle was drafted to the 26th Battalion and embarked for France, arriving from England, and taken on strength on March 16, 1916. He joined his Unit in the field on March 19. On September 18, 1916 he was reported missing; however, he rejoined the Unit on September 20. He was appointed Acting Corporal on September 17, 1916 and promoted to Corporal on April 1, 1917. He was granted ten days leave on August 4, 1917 and returned to his Unit (26th Battalion) in the field on August 19, 1917. On November 10, 1917 he was promoted to Sergeant. On November 24, 1917 Corporal Fox was attached from the 26th Battalion to the 185th Tunnelling Company. He rejoined his unit (26th Battalion) on November 24, 1917. On June 23, 1918 he was wounded (gun shot wound to the face) and hospitalized, returning to the field on July 19, 1918. On November 5, 1918 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the 13 Reserve Battalion and on November 30, 1918 was assigned on Command to 1st Canadian Command Depot for demobilization work in England. He was admitted to 12th Canadian General Hospital at Bramshott, England on February 3, 1919 suffering from a head injury (contusion to the face) when he was accidentally struck and knocked down by a taxi. He was released seventeen days later and posted to the 13th Reserve Battalion. He returned to Canada on May 14, 1919 and was discharged on May 24, 1919 at Ottawa. Lieutenant Fox was the son of Charles James Fox MD and Deidamia “Annie” (Gayton) Fox of Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the brother of Annie Gayton Fox and Charles James Fox. Charles was living in the United States during WWI. He was employed as a Mariner Engineer on the SS Lassell (New York) and Listed with the Rank of Lieutenant, Junior Grade (US Navy); however, was not mobilized. Lyle’s wife, Catherine (Cassie) Agnes (b. December 3, 1885) predeceased her husband. She died on November 2, 1963 at Bridgewater, NS. Awarded ; Distinguished Conduct Medal June 3, 1918 (London Gazette No. 30716) Second highest award for gallantry in action (after the Victoria Cross) Military Medal January 24, 1919 (London Gazette No. 31142) Awarded for individual or associated acts of bravery on the recommendation of a Commander-in-Chief in the field. Library and Archives Canada
Name Service Number Rank Service Date of Birth Place of Birth Date of Enlistment Place of Enlistment Age at Enlistment Martial Status Trade Religion Next of Kin Discharged