COX Ernest Halford

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Ernest Halford Cox was born in Clipsham on 8 December 1895, the son of John and Emma Cox. He was a moulder at the time of his enlistment on 17 August 1917, and went to France on 8 February 1918 with the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. According to George Phillips in Rutland and the Great War, he was captured on 22 March on the second day of the German Spring Offensive and he died as a prisoner of war in Germany. But he has no known grave and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, panel 23, and at his local church in Clipsham.

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  • Clipsham Memorial
  • Pozieres Memorial 1
  • Pozieres Memorial 3
  • Panel 23 & 24 Cox
  • E H Cox

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Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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