Cox, James

BORN HULL, 1882. SON OF JOSEPH COX AND SARAH ANN MAINPRIZE, OF 43 MAPLE STREET, HULL . HE MARRIED ON 18/12/1906. HIS WIFE, EMMA JANE (PRESTON) SHARP, LIVED AT THIS ADDRESS WITH DAUGHTER OLIVE. JAMES COX WAS A REGULAR ARMY SOLDIER. SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA. ONE OF THE FIRST TO BE SENT TO FRANCE WITH THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. SERVED AS PRIVATE, 3868, 1ST BATTALION, COLDSTREAM GUARDS. HE WAS KILLED IN ACTION, AT YPRES, 23/10/1914, AGED 32. COMMEMORATED ON THE MENIN GATE MEMORIAL.
HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL TIMES, ON 17/04/1915, WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH. *
HE IS LISTED ON THE MAPLE STREET MEMORIAL WITH 22 OTHERS, INCLUDING HIS BROTHER, THOMAS COX, EYR, AND BROTHER IN LAWS, CPL ,SHARP & PTE J JOHNSON EYR – ALL FROM MAPLE STREET, HULL.


First name:
JAMES
Military Number:
3868
Rank:
Private
Date Died
23/10/1914
Place died:
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Age:
32
6 WALTERS TERRACE, SCULCOATES LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK