Cox, George James

George James 


1882 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.40560
DiedAugust 27, 1917



George James

George was born in 1882 in Leicester to George James Cox, a shoe finnisher, and Sarah Ann (nee Knott). He was one of 11 children 5 of whom died young –
William Henry 1879
George James 1882
Alfred 1885
Arthur Ernest 1887
John Thomas 1889
Elizabeth 1891
Florence 1893
Ernest 1894-1894
Ernest 1896-1896
Ada Florence 1898
1 unknown died in infancy.

In 1891 census the family lived at 30 Royal East St. and in 1901 census they lived at 10 Grosvener St. where George is listed as a shoe edge setter.
On 4.8.1902 George married Ellen Amelia Taylor at St. Mark’s Church, Leicester and they had at least 3 children –
Ellen Doris 1902
George Henry 1905
Thomas Alfred 1909
In the 1911 census they lived at 36 Navigation St. and George was a market gardiner.

George enlisted from 100 Gresham St. and became Private 40560 9th Batttalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He was Killed in Action, aged 35, on 27.8.1917 and is on the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 42-47), Zonnebeke, Belgium and also commemorated at St. Mark’s Church.