Private Cyril Henry Rowland Foxwell (10)

Army Veterinary Corps attached 1/1st Worcestershire Yeomanry, 5th Mounted Brigade, Imperial Mounted Division

Malvern Commemoration: Holy Trinity North Malvern,

Burial/Commemoration: Jerusalem Memorial Israel

Nature of Death: Killed in action Qatia, Suez Canal Zone, Egypt 23/4/1916

Age: 22

Next of Kin: Second son of Mr Caleb Fozwell of Anglesea House

Education: Worcester Royal Grammar School

Capbadge of the Army Veterinary Corps

Also commemorated at Malvern Priory

Cyril Foxwell was the eldest son of Caleb and Laura Foxwell of Anglesea House, Malvern. He attended Worcester Royal Grammar School from 1908 to 1910. After leaving school he was employed by Messrs Mann & Sons, Builders’ Ironmongers of Worcester. He enlisted in August 1914 into the Army Veterinary Corps and landed in France in April 1915, probably as a member of the 48th Divisional Mobile Veterinary Section, before being sent to Egypt on attachment to the 5th Mounted Briagde, which included the 1/1st Worcestershire Yeomanry.  

He was killed when Turkish forces surrounded men of the Worcestershire and Gloucestershire Yeomanry at Qatia who were guarding engineers digging wells. A large number of yeomen were killed or taken prisoner during this action. His death was reported to his family in May 1916.

He was killed in action whilst attached to the Worcestershire Yeomanry during a 6 hour battle against huge Turkish forces.   An Officer who had known Cyril Foxwell wrote

“He was an excellent soldier and will be sadly missed both by the section and by myself”.


Malvern News 15/5/1916
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour
Rogers, Mark "In Dedication to a Future World" 1999

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