The Times, Thursday, May 24, 1962 DEATHS|
FOX - On May 22nd, 1962, at Winkworth Farm, Hascombe, Wilfrid Stephen Fox, F.R.C.P., V.M.H..
Funeral service Busbridge Parish Church, Godalming at 2.30 p.m., on Friday, 25th, followed by burial at Eashing Cemetery, Godalming.
Flowers to G. W. Feltham Ltd., Godalming.
The Times, Thursday, May 24, 1962 OBITUARIES
DR. WILFRID FOX
Dr. Wilfrid Stephen Fox, FRCP, formerly consulting physician for diseases of the skin at St. George's Hospital and St. John's Hospital, Leicester Square, died at his home, Winkworth Farm, in Surrey on Tuesday.
The son of H. F. Fox of Bromborough, Cheshire, he was educated at Marlborough and Trinity College, Cambridge. He became LRCP (London) in 1902 and FRCP in 1923.
Fox, who had retired, had previously been assistant physician to the skin department of the Seamen's Hospital Greenwich.
In 1952 he gave to the National Trust the
Winkworth arboretum, about 60 acres of hillside planted with trees and flowering shrubs of great botanical interest.
Fox married in 1900 and had a son and a daughter.
LONDON 18 Jul 1962 Probate
FOX, Wilfrid Stephen, of Winkworth Farm, Hascombe, near Godalming, Surrey, died 22 May 1962, Probate London 18 July, to Vivian Wilfrid Fox, company director, and Eileen Norah Adeley, married woman.|
Effects £40,710 16s.
The Times, Thursday, May 31, 1962 OBITUARIES|
DR. WILFRID FOX
A friend writes:
Dr. Wilfrid Fox was a great personality.
The versatility of his interests was unusual and the breadth of his knowledge quite exceptional.
After rising to prominence in the medical profession he embarked on a business career, joining Duncan Fox & Co. Ltd., the firm of general merchants, of which his was the principal founder in 1843.
Although not trained for business Dr. Fox's keen intelligence and perceptive mind enabled him to play a prominent part in the development of the business.
He served as executive director from 1928 until his retirement in 1949, and for the last 10 years of this period he filled with distinction the office of chairman of the company.
He was a member of the London board of the Royal Insurance Company from 1940 to the day of his death, and he was for many years a director of J. & A. Churchill Limited.
Notwithstanding the demanding nature of his business career he somehow managed to find time for much public service, particularly in connexion with the Red Cross, and in the realms of horticulture.
Already at an age when most of us feel like sitting back, he in 1940 took a Red Cross Unit to France.
He was a man with a great understanding of human problems, ever ready to lend a helping hand.
He will be sadly missed, both here and in South America, by all who were privileged to know him.