Charles Cox (c.1883-1916)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

COX, CHARLES, MM. Company Sergeant Major. No 5/2678. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Formerly East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Harston, Cambridge. Lived 313, Knowl, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Sons Limited, Birkby. Before the outbreak of war had served for twelve years with the East Yorkshire Regiment. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Awarded the Military Medal a few days before his death. He went out into No Man's land about seven times for the purpose of looking for and bringing back the wounded. Was wounded on August 4th, 1916, but the wound was only slight. Returned to the trenches and he was killed instantenously by a splinter from a shell on 5.8.1916. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row M, Grave 6.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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