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Mrs Fox, "wounded in action" and a POW 2 weeks 3 days ago #62249

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A MILITARY FUNERAL FOR A LADY.
A district order has been promulgated at Portsmouth, directing the funeral of the late Mrs. Fox, wife of the Quarter-master of the 2nd Connaught Rangers, stationed at Cambridge barracks, Portsmouth, to be conducted with military honours. Mrs. Fox, who died on Sunday, was dangerously wounded in action, during the Boer War, at Brunkars Spruit, and remained for four months a prisoner of war in the Boer camp, where, in spite of her wound, she so nobly devoted herself to alleviating the sufferings of her wounded fellow prisoners that she was afterwards awarded the decoration of the Royal Red Cross by the Queen's command.

Northampton Mercury, Saturday 28th January 1888

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