Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 1

John Cox

Surname: Cox
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
Isaac Cox
Sarah Cox née Lilly
Lottie Camelia Cox née Wright
Locations in this story:
Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bangalore, India
Transvaal, South Africa
France & Flanders
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury

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.


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