Other names: John
Locations in this story: Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, DorsetBangalore, IndiaTransvaal, South AfricaFrance & FlandersGloucester, GloucestershireTisbury, WiltshireSalisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Story: John Cox was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1876, the son of Isaac Cox and Sarah Cox (née Lilly). He lived his early life in Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 9th October 1899 and joined the Corps of Hussars as a Private (Service Nos. 4216 & 47445). He served in Bangalore, India and Transvaal, South Africa where he was awarded a total of six campaign medals and various clasps. He married Lottie Camelia Wright in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1904. During the First World War he served in France & Flanders where, in due time, he was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the Royal Tank Corps (Service No. A/N 536301). At the time of the Absent Voters List of 1918 he gave his address as 16 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He was eventually discharged with a pension on 21st March 1922 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. It is noted that his medals were forwarded in 1923 to 62 Frampton Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, and he died in Gloucester during 1931.