Person    | Male  Born 18/7/1898  Died 22/10/1917

Private George Frederick Faux

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: France

War dead, WW1 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW1.

Private George Frederick Faux

George Frederick Faux was born on 18 July 1898 in Paddington, together with his twin brother, John Percy Faux (1898-1899), the seventh and eighth of the eleven children of John Benjamin Faux (b.1859) and Georgina Frances Faux née Cox (1858-1939). Their births were registered in the 3rd quarter of 1898 in the Marylebone registration district. On 7 August 1898 they were both baptised at St Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, Marylebone, where the baptismal registers show the family were living at 7 Great Cumberland Mews, Marylebone and their father was a coachman.

The 1901 census confirmed that he was still living in the four roomed property at 7 Great Cumberland Mews, with his parents and six surviving siblings: Mary Florence Faux (1887-1976). Herbert Henry Faux (1889-1953), Maud Ethel Faux (1891-1977), Annie Harriett Faux (1893-1928), Gertrude Alice Faux (1894-1964) and Edith Ann Faux (1896-1982). His father was described as a coachman - domestic.

When his father completed his 1911 census return form it showed him as at school, living in a seven roomed property at 3 Red Mews, London, in the St George Hanover Square registration district, together with his parents and five siblings: Herbert Henry Faux, who was a groom, Annie Harriett Faux, Edith Ann Faux, both of whom were dressmakers, Edward Benjamin Faux (1902-1985) and Henry Robert Faux (1904-1982) who were also shown as at school. His father continued to describe himself as a coachman - domestic.

He was serving as a Private in 'Z' Company in the 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, service number 40819, when he was reported missing and presumed killed in action, aged 19 years, on 22 October 1917, in France. As he has no known grave, he is commemorated on Stone 56 on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Vijfwegestraat, 8980 Zonnebeke, Belgium.

On 10 January 1919 his army effects totalling £3-7s-8d were sent to his father at 10 Cumberland Mews, Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, London, who was also sent his £3-0s-0d war gratuity on 1 December 1919. He was posthumously awarded the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal.

He is shown as Faux.G.F. Pte. 18th.Lancs.Fus. on the Quebec Chapel War memorial and is also commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the First World War website.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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