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27 Apr 1915
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte George Cox, 1428, 1/4th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), was killed in action in Flanders on April 27th, 1915. He was aged 27.
Born at Watbridge, East Hyde, he had worked on the Luton Hoo Estate for seven years until going to London to work for about three years. He joined the Territorials prior to the war, and on the outbreak of hostilities he was mobilised as a member of the 4th City of London Royal Fusiliers.
He was reported wounded and missing on April 27 during a bayonet charge. Six months later his family were still awaiting further news.
His sister Ethel, married in early 1913 to Harry Jarvis, of 71 May Street, Luton, appealed for more information. The Red Cross had made full inquiries but nothing more had been heard of George after April 27th.
House painter Thomas and Eliza (nee Hirdle) Cox and their family lived at 208 Park Street, Luton. Eliza died in 1911 and Thomas in 1912.
A second son, John, serving in the Army Service Corps died on October 8th, 1915, from dystentry in an Egyptian hospital during the Gallipoli campaign.