Cox MM, Arthur

Sergeant, Arthur COX, MM, RFA,, enlisted at Hull. killed 29/07/1917, aged 38.

BORN NEWTON HILL, WRENTHORPE, WAKEFIELD, 03/10/1879. SON OF WILLIAM COX (1851-1943) AND LEAH COX (1851-1921). SON OF A TAILOR. ONE OF EIGHT CHILDREN. HE WORKED AS A LABOURER. HE MARRIED ANNIE KERSHAW (1881-1954) IN WEST PARADE CHAPEL, WAKEFIELD, ON 02/11/1907. HIS WIFE ANNIE AND DAUGHTER GLADYS (909-1986), LIVED AT 7 BETHEL PLACE, THORNES LANE, WAKEFIELD.

HE ENLISTED IN HULL. PROMOTED TO SERGEANT, 47988, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY. AWARDED THE MILITARY MEDAL (MM) FOR BRAVERY. HE DIED OF WOUNDS, AT POPERINGE, ON 29/07/1917, AGED 38. HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFTTO HIS WIDOW ANNIE WOODCOCK.
HE IS BURIED AT GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY AND WAKEFILED ROLL OF HONOUR.
http://www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/roll%20of%20honour.htm


First name:
ARTHUR
Military Number:
47988
Rank:
Sergeant
Date Died
29/07/1917
Place died:
Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Age:
38
, WAKEFIELD, , WEST YORKSHIRE, UK