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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Capt Philip Anthony Foxwood 1935-2019

_. Capt Philip Foxwood, late the Coldstream Guards, who died 11 October, 2019, aged 84, was descended from Ibrahim Pasha, Viceroy [or Wali]  of Egypt under the Ottoman Empire.

He was born in 1935, as Philip Ali Fazil, the son of Maj Ibrahim Fazil [1901-78], & Kate Stevens [1902-73], and was grandson of Prince Ali Haidar Fazil [1875-1925], and was descended from Ibrahim Pasha, Wali of Egypt.

Captain Philip Ali Fazil joined the British army, assumed the surname of Foxwood, and served with the Coldstream Guards, attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in late 1955, before progressing to become Captain in late 1961.

His career with No 1 (Guards) Independent Parachute Company began in late 1961. During three years with the Coy he was deployed to Cyprus in January 1964. He was also represented the Guards Para Coy Sports Team.

He remained active in the veterans community, as part of the Guards Parachute Association.

He married Rose Mary Reece, daughter of Clifford Mansel Reece, QC [1894-1973] by his wife the former Catherine Barbara Hathorn [1898-1974], and was father of a son, the Rev Hugo Foxwood.

The funeral takes place at St James's Church, Ramsden, Oxfordshire, 8 Nov, 2019.

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