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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