Missing since August 18, 1944 from Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Sheila Fox was last seen after leaving St James's Primary School in New Bury, Farnworth, Bolton on August 18, 1944.
At some point as she made her way home to her family's house on Macdonald Avenue, New Bury, Sheila Fox disappeared, never to be seen again.
Within hours of reports that she was missing an exhaustive search of the Farnworth area began.
Young playmates of Sheila told how they had seen their friend riding on the crossbar of a man's bicycle.
Another school friend said she had seen Sheila walking with a man.
Sheila's parents said that she would have had to know the man very well because she was very shy.
They always believed that Sheila had tried to head to London, as some of her wartime schoolmates were refugee children from the capital.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Greater Manchester Police
0161 856 5965
0800 555 111
This is Lancashire 6/5/01
Manchester News 6/5/02
Manchester News 8/18/04
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