Casualty Identification - Avro Anson Mk 1 L7056

Photo of Pilot Officer Charles George Fox

Pilot Officer Charles George Fox

Charles George Fox was born on 25 February 1911 in London, England. He was educated at Brockley County Grammar School and is recorded in their book of remembrance.

Prior to his enlistment on 9 April 1941, Fox had worked for the biscuit manufacturer Peak Freans in Bermondsey, where he married and fathered two sons.

He enjoyed playing rugby and soccer, and he was also a keen motorcyclist and photographer.

Volunteering for the Royal Air Force at age 30, he was awarded airman of the year watch and graduated with a commission to Pilot Officer, and was sent to Canada for further training. Fox was an alert man, and was training to become a navigator. The Avro Anson Mk 1 L7056, and its four-man crew, went missing during a routine navigation exercise on 30 October 1942.

Pilot Officer Fox was buried in November 2014 at Royal Oak Burial Park, in Victoria British Columbia alongside Sergeant William Baird, Pilot Officer Anthony William Lawrence, and Sergeant Robert Ernest Luckock.