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Date of Birth
Date of Death
1 Jul 1916
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Soldier or Civilian
L-Cpl Charley George Cox, 19213, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on the Somme on July 1st, 1916. He would have been 22 years old the following week.
Born in Barkway, Herts, he was single and the eldest son of Walter and Elizabeth Sophia Cox, of 166 North Street, Luton. Prior to enlistment he worked at the hat manufacturing premises of Messrs G. Dimmock & Co, Melson Street, Luton, in the felt department.
He had been in France since July 1915. In April 1916 he was wounded and returned to the Front on May 26th. His last field card home was written the day before his death.
His brother, Pte Herbert John Cox, was serving in the North Midland Division, having enlisted when they were stationed at Luton and was billeted at Wardown House. He was drafted to France with his unit from Bishops Stortford.