COX John Robert

Known information

Private John Cox was born in the spring of 1888 in North Luffenham where his father worked in the brickworks. At some point the family moved to Ilkeston in Derbyshire. In the summer of 1913 John married Christabel Adams, also from North Luffenham, whose brother John Adams died three days after the Armistice from injuries he received in the war and is buried in the village churchyard. John Cox served in D Company 6th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire LIght Infantry, which he had joined in January 1915. He went out to the Western Front on 21 May and was killed in September 1915 in the fighting around Ypres. He is buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, grave XI.E.23. John does not appear on any war memorial in Rutland although he is remembered on his brother-in-law's headstone in North Luffenham Churchyard. He is, however, on Ilkeston's war memorial. After his death his widow remarried and moved to Morcott.

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  • North Luffenham Church
  • Adams and Cox
  • Ilkeston Memorial 1
  • J R Cox Ilkeston
  • Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
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2 images John Robert Cox moved with his family to Ilkeston in Derbyshire He worked at Manor collieryHe married Christabel Adams .He is mentioned on John Adams head stone inNorth luffenham church yard because he was his brother-in-law.His name is on the cenotaph at Ilkeston.
By ROO on Wednesday 22nd October '14 at 9:24pm
5 images Some pictures of Mr Cox' headstone, taken 12 April 2015.
By John Stokes on Wednesday 15th April '15 at 7:11pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

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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