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Veterinary history
WWI veterinary surgeon died while tending wounded soldiers

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A PORTRAIT of the first MRCVS to be killed in the First World War has been presented to the RCVS for display at its headquarters in London. The portrait of Lieutenant Vincent Fox was presented by his great grand-nephew, James Tierney, on August 22.

Lieutenant Fox, from Dundalk, County Louth, was an alumnus of the then Royal Veterinary College in Dublin. He was a member of the former Army Veterinary Corps (AVC) and was killed in action by a shell on August 26, 1914, during the Battle of Le Cateau in northern France. He is buried in the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Caudry.

‘The family story was that he had been found dead in a church with no mark …

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