Gerald Cox (1888-1917)

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, GERALD. Private. No 71490. 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Formerly No 32250 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Acre Street, Lindley, 23.12.1888. Son of Mary Cox, 8 Croft House Lane, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated at Oakes Council Schools and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as a book keeper in the office of Messrs Riley and Hinchliffe, wool merchants, of Cambridge Buildings, Huddersfield. Was a tenor singer and a member of St. Stephen's Church choir, and of the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic and Huddersfield Light Opera Societies. His sister, Miss Emily Cox, was also a well known soprano singer. Enlisted 15.11.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 31.7.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; St. Stephen's Church, Lindley.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission